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GM Foods & Reproductive Health

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If the endocrine function of the placenta is destroyed, then ovarian and endometrial function may also suffer, and the end result could be a miscarriage.

It’s important to remember that glyphosate can accumulate in your body, allowing its toxic effects to grow worse with repeated consumption of foods containing these Roundup Ready crops. Clearly, this may become a serious concern for the next generation, as most young children—girls and boys alike—growing up today are fed processed foods containing GE ingredients on a daily basis, year after year…

Glyphosate Affects Testosterone and Harms Male Reproductive Health Too

Last month, an animal study published in the journal Toxicology in Vitro, found that glyphosate induces necrosis and apoptosis (cell death) in rat testicular cells in vitro, and decreases testosterone production even at low exposure levels. The authors write:

“Roundup is being used increasingly in particular on genetically modified plants grown for food and feed that contain its residues. Here we tested glyphosate and its formulations on mature rat fresh testicular cells from 1 to 10,000 ppm, thus from the range in some human urine and in environment to agricultural levels.

We show that from 1 to 48 hours of Roundup exposure Leydig cells are damages. Within 24-48 hours this formulation is also toxic on the other cells, mainly by necrosis, by contrast to glyphosate alone, which is essentially toxic on Sertoli cells. Later it also induces apoptosis at higher doses in germ cells and in Sertoli/germ cells co-cultures.

At lower non toxic concentrations of Roundup and glyphosate (1ppm), the main endocrine disruption is a testosterone decrease by 35 percent. The pesticide has thus an endocrine impact at very low environmental doses, but only a high contamination appears to provoke an acute rat testicular toxicity. This does not anticipate the chronic toxicity which is insufficiently tested, and only with glyphosate in regulatory tests.”

GMOs Have Never Been Proven Safe, Nor Beneficial…

Last year, I interviewed Dr. Philip Bereano on the topic of genetic engineering. Dr. Bereano has spent the last 30 years investigating genetic engineering of crops, animals, and humans. His work led him to participate in the negotiation of two international treaties under the United Nations that dealt with issues relating to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In that interview, he shares his perspective on the complete lack of safety of GE foods, stating:

“First of all, we need to understand what we mean by the word safe. Actually, in terms of the academic literature, “safe” refers to “an acceptable level of risk.” It doesn’t refer to situations where there is no risk. Most of us drive in cars all the time and consider it to be safe even though we know that people are killed and injured in automobiles frequently. We have to understand that safe equals acceptable risk.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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12:41PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Thank you

6:55PM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

Might help overpopulation?!

1:01PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Scary how Monsanto is poisoning our world

7:38PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Finding anything that hasn't been tainted by GMO products is extremely difficult since it is present in so many prepackaged foods, fresh vegetables, etc.. Monsanto has flooded our food supply in such a gross manner, it's literally hard for those on a strict budget or not to try and get away from. Most cereals, breads, condiments, gum, many chocolate products (Hershey's, Dove, Cadbury, etc.), any restaurant that is not organic, which is 99.9%, are tainted with Monsanto crud. I know I don't directly eat anything that is GMO because I am allergic to soy, so I read each and every label on anything I buy and know the sources I buy from do everything they can to not have GMO in their product line, but they too have a difficult time because of cross-pollination issues with GMO crops and non-GMO. Labeling is not going to be good enough.

12:49AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Maria C; let's see if you are laughing when your children or your children's children start developing disease or illness from unknown sources, worse yet; congenital birth defects that could have been prevented simply by eating non modified healthy food. That danger exists for us all, and we're not laughing!

4:21PM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

Thanks for the article. I followed the links to the source of the research. It seemed to say that the difference between GM and organic performance of soy was minimal.

5:51AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

Maybe it's a part of population control by the 1%.

3:57AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

we should be working to increase fertility and natural life not modify it

3:56AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

these foods should be banned

2:26AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

This has become a world wide problem. Here in South Africa legislation exists (albeit to a limited extent), requiring labeling of foods, which sadly is not being adequately applied or enforced. Huge proportions of maize and other foodstuffs are found in products produced by large milling companies like Bokomo and sold by supermarket chains, without adequate label disclosure. Most of this instigated by the likes of Montsanto GE modified seed and weed control poisons, which are infecting the countries food sources. People need to get this message urgently and the rollout plans in place for educating the citizens of California are eminently laudable. More strength to all those who are responsible for its organization and to all those with the moral conviction to support them.
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