The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified (GM) foods are NOT safe to consume, despite what the agricultural conglomerates may say. Research confirms that GM foods are not safe, and The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) agrees. 

Health risks associated with genetically modified foods

AAEM reported that there are many health risks associated with GM foods. These include:

  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy complications and consequences for growing fetuses
  • Immune disorders
  • Blood sugar imbalances and insulin dysregulation
  • Accelerated aging
  • Changes in major organs 
  • Mental health disorders
  • Cognitive orders such as brain fog, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia,
  • Gut microbiome and gastrointestinal tract problems,   as leaky gut and colitis
  • Cancers 
  • And much more

The AAEM even advised doctors to tell patients to avoid GM foods.

Genetically modified foods are everywhere

GM plants are pervasive in food crops. Most corn, soy, and canola produced in the United States come from genetically modified crops. These crops are genetically altered so that they can withstand massive doses of chemically-toxic herbicides and pesticides without being destroyed themselves. Therefore, the core issue may not be the genetic modification itself. The bigger problem is that these crops contain high levels of those chemical toxins. These toxins cannot be washed off. They are drawn into the plants through the roots, and there is no way to eat them without taking the toxins into your body. Wheat crops are a problem as well, as the agricultural process of “desiccating” wheat consists of spraying them with a mega-dose of chemical toxins so that the plant wilts and dies. This toxic process makes wheat easier to harvest. 

Political bias towards GM foods exists in America 

U.S. authorities claim that GM foods are safe to consume, are more disease resistant, and can provide much-needed food for the third world and developing nations. The European Union (EU) disagrees. The EU has established a comprehensive and strict legal regime on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), feed and food and made from GMOs, and feed and food consisting of or containing GMOs. Third world countries are typically forced to buy GM seeds and GM fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides that go along with the GM seeds. 

The EPA, FDA, and USDA see GM foods as “substantially equivalent” or the same as non-modified foods. Questionably, there seems to be a “revolving door” between employees and executives of the FDA and USDA and the agricultural chemical and biotechnology conglomerates. Executives in the government have worked for the conglomerates and executives of the conglomerates have worked for the USDA and FDA, furthering the GM agenda through biased political influences.

Courts are now ruling for plaintiffs

However, courts in the U.S. are starting to rule in favor of plaintiffs in court cases that claim that the herbicides and agricultural chemicals cause cancers. These herbicides are sprayed liberally in gardening and landscaping applications to kill weeds as well as being sprayed on GM crops. Landmark decisions are being handed down, and the number of cases claiming harms from these agricultural toxins has skyrocketed. Current GM policy is giving American consumers little choice in food selection. The food we consume is a significant variable that we, as consumers, can make choices to control. We can choose with our buying power, which means we should select USDA organic or Non-GMO Verified food options.