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GMOs and Infertility: Is There a Connection?

GMOs and Infertility: Is There a Connection?

GMO corn by illuminating9_11 on flickr cc

According to a recent study, rats that were fed a diet of GMO (genetically modified organism) food ended up becoming infertile. Researchers from the Suez Canal University of Egypt concluded that rats fed a GMO diet not only wound up infertile but also suffered from other adverse health effects.

As many of you who have been reading my articles know, I have been writing about the possible negative effects of eating GM foods for a long time. I believe that we are unsuspecting participants in the largest food experiment ever conducted on the human population. This experiment largely went unnoticed until people in the scientific, environmental, and health fields began to question the efficacy of GMO crops. Continue reading GMOs and Infertility: Is There a Connection?

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Is autism in your child’s destiny?

Is autism in your child’s destiny?

Autism and GMO linkHow GMOs affect humans, and the GMO-autism link

At a December 2014 conference, MIT research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff startled the participants with this statement: “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” The panel was there to discuss the effects of GMOs on humans and their possible correlation with diseases. Dr. Seneff, who has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles, stated that there was a strong correlation between the side effects of autism and the glyphosate toxicity.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and has been linked to many disorders in other research. Dr. Seneff presented data showing a correlation between the use of Roundup on crops, the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds, and rising rates of autism in children. Children with autism have certain blood values and other biomarkers that indicate glyphosate toxicity, including iron and zinc deficiency, seizures, low serum sulfate, and mitochondrial (the energy producing factory of the cell) disorder. Continue reading Is autism in your child’s destiny?

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GMOs: The Debate Continues

GMOs: The Debate Continues

Weakening oversight

When I post on Facebook or Twitter, a lot of times it’s out of a sense of dismay about the shape the world is in. As a nutritionist who focuses on natural food for better health, two of my biggest concerns are 1) a weakening of the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of the food supply, and 2) the need to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products. In my opinion, it’s bad enough that GMOs are in food, but at least consumers should have the ability to tell which foods have them.

If a product includes corn grown from a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seed, the producer of the product should be required to say that on the label. Continue reading GMOs: The Debate Continues