GMO's Harful Effects on Human Health
- 1989: GMO L-tryptophan was sighted as the cause of morbidity and mortality to thousands who were taking the supplement.
- 1996: The 1st reported case of near death reactions to soy beans that were spliced with brazil nut genes. Since the infusion of GMO products into our food supplies, there has been a rising trend of allergic and immune disorders at rates never seen.
- 1994: The introduction of the genetically engineered rBGH (bovine growth hormone) into dairy cows despite scientist warnings of higher risks of cancer. Animal studies showed malignant transformation of cells. FDA confirmed this with a documented 46% increase in a splenic mass. rBGH dairy products are distributed through out the U.S. even though pasteurization proved to destroy less than 80% of the hormone. Despite the United Nation’s marking rBGH as unsafe and many countries worldwide refusing it in their food supply, rBGH products are pervasive in the dairy products sold in the U.S.
- 1997: USDA held a meeting to address the dangers of gene mixing and superviruses in genetically altered foods after a Canadian study confirmed the ability of genetically engineered plants to independently mix genes. To date, there are no regulatory actions to prohibit the occurrence or the effect of gene mixing and the potential creation of superviruses.
- 1998: The journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease reported that gene technology is an easy route to a resurgence of infectious diseases through out the ecosystem. Since antibiotics are used for genetic implantation, growing resistance to antibiotics overused in genetic bioengineering can lead to the formation of new and unapposed strains of viruses and bacteria. Humans and other species partaking of these processed and altered foods can show weakened immunity. rBGH injected cows have more udder infections and require more antibiotics leading to higher concentrations of antibiotics in the dairy products.
- 2000+ Genetically engineered foods containing transgenic DNA can be taken up in the gastrointestinal systems of cows and poultry to be passed on to humans. What the full impact of transgenic DNA will have on human gene expression remains to be seen. Increases in birth defects and premature deaths in cows injected with rBGH have been documented.
Pesticides are an integral part of every cell in genetically engineered food. It is there along side the genetic material used to make up every part of the plant. The health implications of consuming foods that have “cell interior toxicity” has never been safety tested prior to its release to the public. Its biological implications are great.
Despite the goal of increased nutritional value in genetically engineered foods, research has shown that a number of GMO products are low in nutrients.
Genetically engineered foods contain modified proteins which have never been eaten before. This ability of GMO to randomly produce pleiotropic proteins and toxins that are foreign to the human defense system as well as other living organisms in the natural food web could be devastating.