Is it possible that Genetically Modified Organisms endanger our health? Many believe GMOs are a significant health risk. In one study (July 2014) GMOs are linked to Cancer, Liver/Kidney Damage & Severe Hormonal Disruption.
Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified (GMO) maize
Environmental Sciences Europe http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/14
Biochemical analyses confirmed very significant chronic kidney deficiencies, for all treatments and both sexes (2 year study with rats); 76% of the altered parameters were kidney-related.
In treated males, liver congestion’s and necrosis were 2.5 to 5.5 times higher. Marked and severe nephropathies were also generally 1.3 to 2.3 times greater. In females, all treatment groups showed a two- to threefold increase in mortality, and deaths were earlier.
Read the full study http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/14
What other threats may GM foods contain?
To my knowledge there have been no long term studies on consuming GM foods and health conducted in North America. My guess is that if there were they would report similar results as those in the above study.
According to Andre Evans in an article that appeared on Natural Society, suggests GMO’s endanger our world every single day. Evans believes that there are too many unanswered questions and scary possibilities. From GMO’s contaminating organic crops to the recent scientific evidence GMO crops are fueling super bugs. Despite all the potential dangers of GMO’s products using these controversial ingredients go unlabeled.
When genetic engineering was just a frontier science, the possibilities it presented were portrayed as positive and innovative, especially for agriculture. Make crops grow fuller, faster. Eliminate the need for pesticides. Make more food available for bigger populations. However, from its onset, genetic modification has raised questions over the safety of the process and outcome, as well as crossing boundaries of nature and morals. Especially as the experiments become more bizarre.