Genetically modified organisms also known as (GMO's) can be found in as many as 60-70% of the foods in the US.
As we have written about in the past dangers of GMO's
, a genetically modified organism according to The Non-GMO Project are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE).
This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a lab, creating combination's of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. The use of genetically modified organisms in foods was recently banned in Europe, but the US isn't to that point yet due to the highly political nature of what is keeping GMO's on the market and in our food.
Here are six of the dangers that have been discovered by consuming genetically modified foods...
1. Food Allergy Symptoms Increase Dramatically
According to scientific research, it has been shown that those who eat genetically modified foods tend to see an increase in their allergic reactions to the types of foods they are already allergic too. By eating these genitically modified foods people also form allergies to foods which they were never allergic to before.
2. Bodily Toxicity Increases
As individuals ingest more and more genetically modified foods and organisms into their body it has been shown that the bodies toxicity increases which leads to a ton of other potentially serious health problems. As stated by NaturalNews.com it has been shown that there is a definite link between Obesity, Cancer and Toxicity.
3. Negative Reproductive Effects
In lab tests done on animals there were cases where once the animals ingested genetically modified food they became completely sterile in a matter of weeks. What was interesting in fact was that in some cases these animals were force fed the food because they didn't want to eat it themselves naturally.
4. Negative Effects To Digestive System
They are finding that GMO's are a breeding ground for bacteria and virus's and since the digestive system is where the body is exposed when ingesting these harmful foods, reversing the damaging effects of these foods is nearly impossible. In other cases on mice and rats, there is documented proof that the digestive system grows bigger for some strange reason.
5. Unknown Genetic Effects On Humans
The jury is still out on all of the known causes about how Genetically Modified Organisms will negatively affect the greater human race, so it would be best to avoid them at all costs knowing the long term health risks of ingesting these foods on a regular basis.
In some cases death has also been a challenge in working with GMO foods where rats and mice die in a matter of weeks by eating genetically modified food.
As everything adds up over time, and the more these genetically modified foods are pushed on us as Americans, knowing the dangers going in and actively speaking out against it may save more lives now and in the future.
Special Note: We at Berlin Natural Bakery make our products from 100% Genuine German Spelt created from certified seed that is 100% all natural and GMO FREE. We are proud to be a part of the Non-GMO Project.