A GMO is a genetically modified organism. This is not the general topic of conversation around the dinner table, but perhaps it should be since it may be sitting on your plate! Recent studies performed with rats, cows, pigs, and humans reveal that genetically modified corn compromises an organism’s health and leads to a shorter lifespan.
GMO: Roundup or round outAs the results come in they prove that the chemical herbicide, Monsanto Roundup, needs to go out. It has been exposed that Roundup, chemically known as glyphosate, contains toxins, which together with GM corn, are linked to causing cancerous tumours in rats, cows, and pigs. Each affected animal had been fed a diet of genetically modified corn and ultimately experienced a shorter life than those who were given GM free feed.
Issues of GMO safety studiesAlthough safety studies were done, certain guidelines were not adequate. The researchers failed to evaluate long-term consequences of GMO consumption. For instance, mammal studies with cattle and pigs lasted for only 90 days whereas the rat studies lasted as long as 120 days. Overall, it took longer for rats to develop cancerous tumours than cattle and pigs, but all tested animals developed tumours. In the case of humans, cancerous tumours did not develop, but they did suffer from critical bacterial and viral infections in their digestive tracts.
Do you smell a rat? It may be GMOBasically, when an animal eats corn that has been genetically modified these health issues may occur:
- Vital organ damage
- Accelerated ageing
- GI tract issues
- Suppressed immunity
- Higher mortality
Are humans affected by GMO?If you ingest genetically modified foods, you can develop:
- Food allergies
- Viral infections
- Autoimmune diseases
- Birth defects