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GM Food Is A Danger And Can Cause Cancer – Scientific Studies State
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GM Food is A Danger And Can Cause Cancer – Scientific Studies State

Dangers of eating GM foods, are so much more than known.

Genetically modified food can and in some cases does causes cancer, as proven by scientific studies undertaken in Russia using GM potatoes. The results of these studies were withheld by Monsanto till Green Peace won a court case which had the results published. Rats fed these potatoes died from stomach disorders amid other diseases. In 2002 Monsanto cancelled their research into potato gene manipulation. Was this because the truth had surfaced?

How does GM actually work? Simply put, a gene from either a plant, animal or bacteria's introduced to the gene of the plant being modified. The problem arises in that the gene inserted is not enclosed in a coat and can therefore react differently within the body of the consumer. It's said that this is fast tracking the way plants be cross-bred, instead of the cross-pollination method of old. It's also said that this is a precise technology, not true, a gene requires more than just a specific section of the DNA, it also requires what is known as a switch to turn on the desired gene.

It requires selection markers to differentiate between cells used and which are not. A commonly used virus is the cauliflower mosaic virus, it's said that this virus is not harmful to humans and these be consumed by us all the time. However this virus's genetic material, is in a viral-coat protein and does not attach itself to human genes because of this coating. When this genes used in a genetic modification, it is then nude or bare and can attach itself to a human cell, infecting that cell. We know that gene transfer between different species never happens in Nature, but viruses can, by having host specific abilities, invade a specific cell and cause it to duplicate the virus genetics and the protein coat.

Viruses belong to similar groups can have up to 90% similarity genetically, meaning if one of a specific group is already present in a body, the other can replicate itself so much easier. HIV, hepatitis B and the cauliflower mosaic virus are of the same group, and no tests have been undertaken to see what would happen to HIV or hepatitis B patients if they ate GM products modified with the cauliflower mosaic virus.

My research has shown that, if a small part of the genetic material of a virus enters a cell, it will not infect it, but if the cell has the DNA of a similar virus to the attacker, it can develop into the partial gene virus. Examples of this is the Hong Kong flu, a bird virus which converted to a virus that could infect humans, also the Spanish flu which originated in pigs. This naturally can happen from GM foods, partial gene introduction, unprotected by its full DNA plus coat, can mutate to become another specific disease.

Instead of searching for a cure for cancer, should we not be searching for a cause, by looking into this scientific phenomenon, that could be causing the rise in cancer cases.

Antibiotic resistance in the human being, is increasing because of a similar reason. Virus having been introduced from gene manipulation, can have altered selection markers that now make them resistant to a specific antibiotic. It makes these bacteria able to degrade the antibiotic. Bacteria normally killed by antibiotics are becoming more resistant and the cattle being fed these antibiotics are aiding the bacteria to develop a resistance. This problem is already far advanced without introducing GM plants. The EU is phasing out the cattle feeds containing antibiotics, and Doctors are becoming more reluctant to prescribe them for colds and flues for this very reason.

By consuming more GM foods this problem can become exacerbated. If bacteria can incorporate this resistance into its genes, it can easily pass this on to other bacteria, creating treatment for major diseases more difficult, and a bacteria that develops a resistance to one antibiotic will easily become resistant to all. This will be a major problem and is possibly the reason for an increase to all the autoimmune diseases that are around today.

Inserting a gene into another DNA string is non specific and can happen in any part of a string, giving unpredictable results. It is known that these gene introductions to a similar plant can have different results and plant choice only done on physical appearance and growth performance. Where the gene has actually joined is not really known, and the plant's selected on similarity to the non GM plant. How then can we as consumers know that the gene of the plant is not going to infect our own cells, if the producer or manipulator is not even sure of the now produced crop?

Allergies we suffer from are specific to a particular food, be it fish, nuts, cereals, beans, eggs or milk products, to name but a few. But if a plant has a fish gene introduced to it by GM, how are we to know to avoid that food because of an allergy we suffer? A frost resistant fruit could have a fish gene in it, a soya bean product now resistant to “round-up” may have a similar gene introduction, or maybe a nut gene to which ones allergic. An allergic reaction could lead to an anaphylactic shock or even death. How would you know you're allergic to the product without knowing what genes been introduced?

The human has manipulated plants by cross-pollination to get a better producing plant, faster growing, high yields, among other such improvements, they have at the same time decreased the plants resistance to drought, disease and pest attack. Companies have developed chemical products to counter the disease and pest attacks, and it is these companies that are manipulating the gene pools of these plants to make them once again resistant to disease and pests, or so they say. This has not been done in a natural way and the gene manipulation has done nothing more than to stress the plants even more. These introduced genes can mutate into products the body has not met before, with unknown results.

How often have you heard the saying the food doesn't taste the same as years ago, fruit not as juicy, or has less flavour? GM is the cause of this, higher production in quicker time periods has taken natures way of developing this flavour away. Nutritional value of the produce is also less, so more need be consumed to meet the same nutritional value. There is so much more behind the GM products that are not being taken into consideration. Cotton genetically modified introduced to India with promises of high yields, failed because the plant was not used to the types of soils, climatic conditions and precipitation received, the result, more spending on fertilisers, irrigation etc to get similar yield results to the cotton plant grown there for years.

Do any of these points show an advantage to using genetically modified crops? I don't think so and if the governments are not going to ban their production, at least have the products labelled so that the consumer has a choice as to wither they buy the product or not.


Street Talk

More and more people lately become aware of that issue and this is good. Sometimes you don't even need to do a research. you only need an empirical approach. If you happen to visit a village, for example, and eat some locally produced organic products (eggs, potatoes, fruits) you will realize what is really going on with the manufactured products we are forced to consume nowdays.

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  about 5 years ago

You and I are eye to eye on this Rob. I am glad you are writing about this, keep them coming please.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks Shawn... not enough hours in the day to write what I want so they will come out slowly...

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  about 6 years ago

Rob once again you have presented us with interesting and thought provoking information. If anyone can't relate to the fact that foods taste differently they must still be in childhood. I recently got some home grown lemons and (being one of my favourite fruits) I was entranced at their smell let alone the flavour! Who wouldn't eat this real stuff if they had the option?

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  about 6 years ago

Agree Heather just one of the results of GMO... thanks for the read....

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  about 6 years ago

Sometimes I just do not know if I wanted to know all the information I do... If I start really thinking about it... Just don't know what to o, what to believe! And you know there are also many theories about organic foods too...

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  about 6 years ago

Maria, there is so much that is going on at the moment.... Europe luckily have banned most of these products... Africa we must eat the crap....

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  about 6 years ago

I know but still even about Europe, is it really true? Or is it just another lie? I guess we might never know!

  
  about 6 years ago

Rob, you have hit on so many very important points in this article. I'd love to read your thoughts on the 'cause of cancer' vs the 'cure for cancer' as you eluded to in this article. The money trail is so long and deep. Your points on the 'coat' vs. 'nude' viruses is also so very, very important. If people truly understood the dangers of GMO foods they would only choose organic fruits and veggies and purchase non-GMO certified foods. They are easy to find and much less expensive than people think. In the US, people can Google 'Community Supported Agriculture' to find organic farms in their area. Produce direct from the farm is very reasonably priced. Keep telling the truth, Rob. The whole world needs to know of the dangers of GMO foods.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks Dr Becky, I have so much more that I have researched and fully understand, the problem is getting people to read it. that they understand.... I think some readers are of the opinion that I am riding a high horse and are in actual fact not looking at this in its seriousness...but yes there is more to come and I;ll keep going till they do follow...

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  about 6 years ago

It is still a wonder how some think this is a good idea, I bet you they are in the money stream these company's are creating with their product, from the governments on down to the guy on the street....oh not us consumers...we are the ones that pay in more ways than one....wonder how they tell what food to eat...or they must shop in a different place....bang....keep them coming Rob....

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks Tim yes there is another in for acceptance, that might just have people thinking...

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  about 6 years ago

Great article Rob. I can't help but wonder what the hell our government is doing. It appears that it's all about profits again

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  about 6 years ago

Profits and back hands... who can they bribe... this is how they work and I'm beginning to wonder if they are now not too big to bring down....

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  about 6 years ago

That is a scary thought but it may well be true

  
  about 6 years ago
Golfspice  

Terrific article Rob. Learning lots from you about GM foods. Criminal it's happening though.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks Bud, if I can educate just a few more, and they pass it on, we might just avoid the up coming disaster...

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  about 6 years ago

Thank God you are spreading the word about GM foods...keep up the good work and I would not put it past these genetic manipulating companies to put something in these GMOs that do attack people with diseases so they can get rid of them just like has happened in history before to get rid of people they do not like...we know they experimented on them in the past.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks for the look in and comment, Sister, the more research and investigation I do the less I like what I'm finding, specially when Obama promised the labelling before his Presidential campaign last time and now has passed Monsanto employees as his food and safety people.... they have even been able to get to him...

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  about 6 years ago
Joan S  

GREAT article Rob! You did your homework. Fruits and vegetables don't taste as good as they once did. I was told that meat is different. I don't eat meat, so I wouldn't know. And I feel many of the fruits and vegetables are nuked for longer shelf life. Cake mixes taste terrible. You can taste all the preservatives. I don't know if you have Jello products in South Africa, but it's a product I remember from my childhood. Out of nostalgia, I bought a package of Jello, gelatin dessert lemon flavor. It was dreadful! They're tampering all over the place. Is this what happened to Atlantis?

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  about 6 years ago

The genocide of over populated world, the weapon of mass destruction, the manner to make more sick so that the Doctors can prescribe more medicines... I'm now looking into who are the major share holders of Monsanto, and the other genetic modifiers and compare them with the major share holders of the pharmies...

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  about 6 years ago
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