GMO stands for genetically modified organism. Unfortunately in our world today, GMO’S are extremely prevalent. They are commonly found in processed foods, commercially grown produce and commercially raised animal products. Chances are, your daily food choices are full of GMO’s that you had no idea about.
A study done by Food and Chemical Toxicity found that rats fed a type of genetically engineered corn that is common in the US food supply for the last few years developed massive mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage, and other serious health problems. This study was so controversial that during their research, scientists had to use encrypted emails, phone conversations were banned and a decoy study was launched to prevent sabotage. Results found from the real study were astonishing. They include females that developed large mammary tumors almost always before the controls. The pituitary was the second most disabled organ and the sex hormonal balance was modified by GMO and Roundup treatments.
Males had liver congestions and necrosis 2.5-5.5 times higher, marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also 1.3-2.3 times greater. Males showed 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls, which occurred up to 600 days earlier. Biochemistry data confirmed very significant chronic kidney deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of altered parameters were kidney related. Currently, there are 10 genetically modified food crops on the market along with genetically modified alfalfa being approved for use in animal feed. These 10 foods include soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, zucchini, crookneck squash, apples and potatoes.
The best way to avoid GMO’s is to always buy organic whole foods and grass fed beef along with pasture raised chicken. Stay away from genetically modified foods whenever possible!