Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

Many parents are finding that their children are sensitive to corn and soy. These 2 crops, unless listed as organic, are genetically modified foods. The seeds of these foods have been genetically modified to contain or withstand the weed killer known as Roundup. Glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, is the most widely used herbicide in the US. A government study showed that 75% of all air and rain samples contain Roundup.

Unfortunately, A long term study in rats with a diet of genetically modified food showed severe adverse health effects, including tumors and kidney and liver damage, leading to premature death. One specific ingredient in Roundup, POEA, has been shown to kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells. Scientists believe Roundup may cause pregnancy problems by interfering with hormone production, possibly leading to abnormal fetal development, low birth weight or miscarriages. Many countries in Europe, South America and most recently Russia have banned GMO foods.  There are 64 countries that require GMO labeling on their foods.

Today, it is estimated that 98% of GMO soy and 49% of GMO corn go to feeding the country’s livestock and poultry populations.  This means that even if you avoid soy and corn in your diet, you may still be consuming pesticides by eating inorganic beef and chicken.

The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared glyphosate – a “probable human carcinogen” in The Lancet – Oncology.  Professor Christopher Portier, one of the co-authors stated that “Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic. There is no doubt in my mind.”  This means that the chemical agent damages the genetic information within a cell causing mutations, which may lead to cancer.

A recent study found a two-fold increase in pervasive developmental disorders among children whose mothers’ lived closest to fields sprayed with pesticides, when pregnant.

A study commissioned by the Norwegian government, and conducted by a nationally recognised scientific authority on the safety of biotechnologies has concluded that the available scientific data on GM crops is not adequate enough to prove their safety.  It states, “…literature provides indications of harmful and adverse effects to the environment and to health (both animal and human), as well as to socio-economic conditions, particularly over the medium- and long-term.”

In the British Journal of Nutrition, scientists published a study that found that organic crops and products made with them contain 17 percent more antioxidants on average—with levels of some subtypes of antioxidants as much as 69 percent higher.  It was also reported that there is four times more pesticide residue on non-organic foods, and significantly lower amounts of some toxic metals in the organic-grown items.

This is a powerful video of Robyn O’Brien explaining genetically modified foods.

Please watch this video for more information on how autism is related to Genetically modified foods.  Dr Stephanie Seneff explains how Glyphosate (Monsanto’s herbicide, RoundUp) may be at the root cause for the rise in autism and many other modern diseases.

For more information on genetically modified foods, please look for a new, award winning, documentary called GMO OMG.

If you would like to test yourself or your family to see if Glyphosate is affecting you, please click here.



Robyn O’Brien

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