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Evidence of GMO toxin absorption and toxicity

Lab and clinical research shows that toxins from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are absorbed by humans. Pregnant women and their fetuses had detectable levels of the toxins in their blood. Lab research shows toxic effects on human kidney cells.

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a natural insecticide that produces a toxin called Cry1Ab protein. This protein is produced by some corn crops that have undergone genetic modification to produce GMO products.

A new lab study has shown that the Cry1Ab toxin causes cell death in human embryonic kidney cells, and that combining Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac toxins with the effects of the pesticide Roundup, could delay apoptosis, which could promote cancer. Some corn crops are made resistant to pesticides such as glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, by genetic modification, and this study also showed that this pesticide on its own causes necrosis (tissue destruction) in doses lower than those used in agriculture. The study was conducted by Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France, and colleagues and published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology.

Recent research has also shown that Cry1Ab protein is detectable in the blood of pregnant women, their fetuses, and also in non pregnant women. Glyphosate was also detected in non pregnant women. This study was published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology.

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1 comment to Evidence of GMO toxin absorption and toxicity

  • Faizan

    You can’t trust the USDA standards anymore. The “100% Organic” label means. In fact, the farm bill is basically written by Monsanto these days, and in order for the boys from big ag. to get in on the growing market for organics, the standards had to be absurdly lowered. I know a small farmer in Southern Utah who is boycotting the certification process because it is such a joke. Buy local. Buy small. Buy sustainable. Know your growers or grow your own if you can.

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