How GMO Crops Impact Livestock and Human Health Worldwide. By Dr.
Mercola "Transgenic Wars," an award-winning film by French investigative journalist Paul Moreira, takes us on a journey through Europe and Latin America, looking at the effects of genetically engineered (GE) crops, both on livestock and human health. It also delves into tangential concerns, such as the increased use of glyphosate-based herbicides, atrazine and 2,4-D, the latter of which was an ingredient in the devastating defoliant Agent Orange, used during the Vietnam War.
Coincidentally, Monsanto was a leading producer of Agent Orange during the war, and its war contributions, which began with its involvement in the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb, help explain how Monsanto has managed to secure such staunch allegiance from the U.S. government. Monsanto, being a leader in GE seeds and the chemicals that go with them, receives a fair share of the attention throughout the film.
Danish Pig Farmers Struggle With Mysterious Swine Disease 1. GM Foods & Reproductive Health. Photo Courtesy Of: iStockphoto/Thinkstock Genetically Modified Foods Already Linked to Reduced Fertility Genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy have already been shown to reduce fertility in animals, and glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, which is heavily used on GE crops, has also been shown to alter fertility.
For example, female rats fed GE (Roundup Ready) soy for 15 months showed significant changes in their uterus and reproductive cycle, compared to rats fed organic soy or those raised without soy. According to researchers, if women experience similar changes in the uterus lining and altered hormonal levels, it might increase the risk of retrograde menstruation, in which menstrual discharge travels backwards into your body rather than through your uterus. This can cause a disease known as endometriosis, which may lead to infertility.
They contain a bacterial gene that allows the plants to survive a normally deadly dose of Roundup herbicide. Les OGM sont mutagenes POISONS ATTENTION !!!! - une vidéo Actu et Politique. Monsanto-being-sued-for-poisoning-west-virginia-town-with-agent-orange-chemic... If you don’t know who Monsanto is, just ask your stomach – chances are you’ve consumed quite a lot of their genetically modified produce in your life. The giant agricultural company has long been derided by activists for its lawsuits against small family farms and is now the center of a lawsuit for poisoning an entire town with chemicals used to make Agent Orange, an herbicide used during the Vietnam War, which has been blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths. The chemical was manufactured in Monsanto’s Nitro, West Virginia factory from the late 1940s through the early 1970s and ever since, the town has been riddled with a high rate of cancer.
The class action lawsuit calls for Monsanto to pay for future health examinations for early disease detection for people who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals while living in Nitro and also asks for the environment surrounding the now defunct factory to be cleaned of the residual toxins. Via NPR Lead image adapted from a photo by Pete Reed.
GMOs cause Gluten Disorders, Auto-immune and Neurological Diseases. Monsanto is generating new disease complexes Teams of medical researchers in Parkville, Australia and in Albany, Ohio have identified specific proteins present in Monsanto GMO grains. These engineered proteins trigger gluten sensitivity and can instigate celiac disease. Internationally, we have been experiencing epidemic levels of gluten intolerance: over 40% – virtually half the US population – now cannot metabolize gluten. Celiac disease affects one in 133 Americans. If untreated, celiac is potentially fatal. The research team at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia identified three proteins present in grains patented by Monsanto as disruptive to metabolic pathways, and as interfering with nearly all systems of the human body, generating inflammation and immune dysfunction.
Découverte : certains ARN de végétaux influent sur le métabolisme des mammifères. Maïs génétiquement modifiés : Nouveaux risques pour la santé - Janvier 2012. Caen/Münich.
Les toxines Bt insecticides telles que celles produites dans les plantes génétiquement modifiées peuvent être préjudiciables pour les cellules humaines. Ceci est le résultat d'une recherche récente menée par des chercheurs de l'Université de Caen (France) sous l'égide du Pr Séralini. Leurs expériences ont montré que les toxines produites par le maïs génétiquement modifié MON810, entre autres, peuvent considérablement affecter la viabilité des cellules humaines. Des effets ont été observés avec des concentrations relativement élevées de toxines, néanmoins il y a lieu de s'inquiéter. Selon les compagnies comme Monsanto qui produisent le maïs génétiquement modifié avec ces toxines, ces dernières sont censées être particulièrement actives contre les insectes et ne devraient avoir aucun effet sur les mammifères et les humains. Une autre découverte des chercheurs concerne une formulation d'herbicide vendue sous la marque Roundup. «Nous avons été très surpris par ces résultats.