We’ve told you before about the dangers of genetically modified (GM) foods. But new research now suggests they may be even more dangerous than we thought.
The latest research shows that GM foods may actually be killing human kidney cells.
The findings come from Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini. He’s a top researcher at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in France, the University of Caen.
“We were very surprised by our findings,” he says. “Until now, it (was) thought almost impossible for (these) proteins to be toxic to human cells. (Our) experiments show that the risks have been underestimated.”
You can read about his findings in the Journal of Applied Toxicology.
His findings come just days after another independent study also found that GM foods are dangerous to your health.
In fact, this other research shows they are toxic to human DNA…even in tiny amounts.
GM Foods…Triple Threat to Your Health
Monsanto is the biggest player in GM crops and farming. It produces an herbicide called Roundup. It also provides the tech behind 90 percent of genetically engineered seeds in the US.
Until now, it’s always been said that Roundup is safe for humans. They claim it’s only toxic to insects and is in no way risky to you.
But the new study shows this isn’t true.
Dr. Séralini and his team tested how the active ingredient really affects human cells. So he tested it out on human kidney cells. And he found that it kills them, even in very low dilutions.
When he tested the effect of it when diluted to 57.5 ppm, he found it kills up to 50 percent of healthy cells.
He further noted that this is “far below agricultural dilutions.”
But the bad news doesn’t end there.
He also tested GM crops. And he found that a protein in them also destroys human cells. It’s actually a toxin that’s produced in most GM crops like corn.
The final bit of research he came up with may be the most concerning.
He found that human cells were totally devastated when they were exposed to both Roundup and the protein. The combination of the two causes synergistic damage to human cells. In other words, when a GM crop (that already contains the protein) is sprayed with Roundup, the damage to your cells goes through the roof.
The news comes hot on the heels of another study which also shows bad results for GM crops.
Herbicides Devastate DNA
This study comes from the Medical University of Vienna. It was headed up by leading cancer researcher Dr. Siegfried Knasmueller.
This study was published in the Archives of Toxicology.
He wanted to see if Roundup poses risk to humans at any level. So he diluted it down and did his test on a solution that was 450-fold weaker than what’s normally used on crops.
And he still found that the herbicide shattered human DNA.
“We found toxic effects after short exposure,” he says. “Our findings indicate that inhalation causes DNA damage in exposed individuals.”
So if a concentration (that’s 450-fold weaker than what’s normally used) still damages your DNA, what does the full dose do to it?
What You Can Do
Because there’s so much evidence that shows GM crops are dangerous, you should make sure you’re cutting them out of your diet today.
As we’ve told you before, both soy and corn are two of the most genetically modified crops. So you should stay away from both of these food stuffs in the future.
The next thing you can do is check the label. More and more stores are offering lines that are labeled as non-GMO.
The third thing you need to think about is the meat that you eat.
That’s because this kind of damage doesn’t just come from GM crops like soy and corn. Any animal that’s raised on these crops will also pass the bad effects onto you.
So even if you’re avoiding corn and soy like we’ve told you to, you may still be in danger from the meat on your plate.
In other words, eating animals that are reared on GM crops can do your cells plenty of damage over time.
That’s a big reason why we often tell you to only buy meat that is grass-fed and fish that is wild-caught.
That label tells you that what you’re eating hasn’t been raised on GM crops.
So, you should get into the habit of looking at labels for this information. Also keep an eye on anything that says your food is organic, and pesticide-free.
Finally, when handling produce, be sure you wash it thoroughly.
Research suggests you need to soak fruit and vegetables for about 10 minutes in water.
After that you need to scrub the skin and rinse under the tap for at least one minute.
Wishing you good natural health,
Editorial Director, NHD “Health Watch”