A recent study published in the
journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology is proving genetically modified
organisms (GMO) may cause kidney damage, liver failure and early death.
Genetically modified organisms
(GMO’s) are just what the name implies. Organisms, in this case foods, that
have been altered genetically.
Genetically modified foods alter
genetic codes of the DNA in an organism by wiring in genes from other forms of
life including other plant forms, insecticides, pesticides, bacteria and
viruses. Most GMO foods today have been modified to tolerate or produce
pesticides (like canola oil).
Concerns with GMO Foods
If you haven’t been convinced of the
damaging effects of GMO’s yet then this next study may cause you to think
Eating genetically modified corn
(GMO corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer
(commonly used in GMO) caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread
organ damage, and premature death.
The study has been deemed “the most
thorough research ever published into the health effects of GMO crops and the
herbicide Roundup on rats.”
In a 2011 review published in Environmental
Sciences Europe, 19 studies of mammals, fed GMO soybeans and corn, were
evaluated. The 90-day long trials indicate liver and kidney problems as a
result of GMO foods. Kidney’s were disrupted by 43.5% and liver by 30.8%
These are the photos taken from the
study and you can see the deadly effects GMO’s had on these rats.
According to reports, individuals
who consumed GMO’s also experienced the following side effects:
- Increase in allergies
- Increase in antibiotic resistance
- Problems with endocrine system
- Disorders of the reproductive system
- Increase in aging symptoms
- Cancerous Tumor growth
A 10-year study in Norway has found
GMO’s may cause obesity, digestive problems, and damage to major organs
including liver, kidneys, pancreas and genitals.
Monsanto is the largest producer
today of genetically modified foods like corn, soy, and canola. And now there are even
companies working to produce genetically modified salmon and cattle.
to Avoid GMO Foods
The following are my top recommendations
for keeping GMO foods out of your body:
- Avoid all foods with corn, canola, and soy, sugar
- Look for and buy foods that are labeled GMO free.
- Shop for organic foods. (By law they must contain less
than 5% GM Products.)
- Shop at your local farmers market or plant your own
- Read and stay informed on natural health websites
If you are buying any of the above
foods and the label doesn’t say “Organic” or “Non-GMO” you can be fairly
certain the food is GMO.
When you see the words on a nutrition
label like corn syrup, soybean oil or even sugar, a
majority of the time that ingredient has been genetically modified.