What are GMOs? How do they harm Human Beings?

What are GMOs? How do they harm Human Beings?

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By Olga Larrazabal S.

According to data from Corporate Watch, only 5 companies monopolize the sale of transgenic seeds. They are the 5 largest agrochemicals in the world: Syngenta, Bayer CropScience, Monsanto, Dupont (to which Pioneer Hi-Breed belongs) and Dow.

Monsanto has worked on this issue as a complete business. It sells the transgenic seed resistant to certain pesticides and herbicides along with the pesticides and herbicides. Thus these kill insects and other plants, but this plant is resistant. They provide reports that the products are safe for human health, provide technical assistance and contract with farmers for the complete package.

The dark part of the business is that they have not been able to demonstrate that their products are NOT toxic, and they have upset the balance in the agriculture of the countries.
Many independent laboratories, that is to say that they are not financed by them, have made tests for longer times than those used by Monsanto, detecting the high toxicity of their creations. Toxicity that comes both from the properties that are added to transgenic plants, and from the way of growing them tied to excessive amounts of pesticides.

One of the properties is to produce seeds that are sterile, so farmers must abandon their ancestral practice of saving seeds from one year to the next, and they are tied forever with the purchase of seeds for each harvest and with the purchase of the pesticide.

This system of crops in which fields are fumigated with the plane, are monocultures on a large scale, which invade neighboring properties with their transgenic pollen and sometimes sterilizing them and put traditional seeds in check. They also tend to pollinate native plants, making them resistant to the herbicide.
And if Monsanto catches a farmer contaminated with its transgenic pollen, it has the luxury of suing the farmer, for having been pollinated with its products.

It sounds monsters, but it is, and there are examples in Canada and the USA.

Little by little the weeds are becoming resistant to the favorite herbicide, glyphosate, and the farmers need more and more to get rid of them or they need to change the herbicide, losing the great advantage of the plant, which was to be resistant to a specific herbicide.
This brings an ecological imbalance since even the bacteria that live on the ground and the insects that pollinate such as bees, are disappearing doing enormous damage to all agriculture.

Harm to humans: Monsanto ensures that its products are safe for humans, using the Substantial Equivalence method valid in some countries.

"Substantial Equivalence" consists of "comparing the transgenic product with its natural counterpart using a limited number of characteristics and if they are found to be similar, there is no reason to subject the product to further testing."

“This premise has no foundation in science. It does not take into account the possibility that in each individual case, the insertion of genes into DNA can cause metabolic disturbances, or the unpredictable generation of potentially toxic substances.

This is based on molecular-biological reasons and has also been shown in experimental cases. Very slow reacting toxic substances can be very difficult to detect. For this reason, there is a considerable risk that they would not be detected if the superficial tests used to establish “substantial equivalence” are applied. (Millstone E, Brunner E and Mayer S, "Beyond Substantial Equivalence", Nature 401: 525-526, 7 Oct 1999.)

And this is what has happened. Tests for a shorter time than necessary, the development of so-called "modern diseases" due to the accumulation of pesticides and herbicides in human organisms, are some of the visible consequences of the use of transgenics for human and animal food.

More studies have appeared recently confirming the toxicity of Bt and glyphosate in humans.

Bt transgenic

They are those subjected to a transgenic event destined to produce Bt toxins in their body, leaves and roots, which are natural pesticides produced by Bacillus thuringiensis.

Until recently, Bt toxins were thought to be harmful only to insects. Recent research shows that they are hemotoxic even in small doses. Hemothixins destroy red blood cells, disrupt coagulation, and cause organ degeneration and tissue damage. (1)

In countries with a large production of transgenics such as Canada, this toxin has been found in the blood of 90% of the sample that was tested and in 80% of newborn infants, in the umbilical cord. (2)


“The active ingredient in Roundup, called Glyphosate, is the most popular herbicide used in the world. The industry claims it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise.

Residues have been found in the most massive foods in the Western diet, consisting mainly of sugar, corn, soybeans and wheat.

The inhibitory effect of Glyphosate on the Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is the component not taken into account regarding its toxicity to mammals.

CYP enzymes play a crucial role in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics, (compounds with a very atypical chemical structure in nature due to the fact that they are synthesized in laboratories. N del T)

Thus Glyphosate accentuates the harmful effects of other toxic chemical residues related to food and environmental toxins. The negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests itself slowly over time as inflammatory damage to cellular systems throughout the body. ”(3)

It could be concluded that if a plant containing the Bt event is cultivated in a sea of ​​glyphosate, the effect can be enhanced since Bt deactivates the body's detoxification mechanisms and glyphosate is a toxin.

These other toxins to which Bt accentuates its damaging effect, come from the meats of animals fed with transgenics or ordinary vegetables that have been sprayed with glyphosate as a herbicide.
And it has been proven that the sum of “events” ingested by animals such as pigs, which have a metabolism similar to that of humans, when mixing transgenic soybeans with transgenic corn and transgenic protein residues in their diet, produces inflammation throughout the gastrointestinal system. (4)

Biological Medicine tells us about the Semiotic Entropy of the Microbiome, referring to the disorganization due to the effects of glyphosate, in the biological signals of organisms, specifically the flora of the intestinal tract, which modulates various systems of the Human Being, including the immune system. and obesity of people.

Zoologists tell us about the death of bees, the great pollinators of crops, because these pesticides interfere with their communication and orientation systems. This reveals that some pesticides attack the intimate system of biological communication developed by living systems over millions of years, a subject that was not anticipated by researchers and that is a tragedy of proportions for agriculture.

But now, that the states are acceding to the pressure of the big transnationals, and ALLOW to patent the genome of plants, animals, and even that of the human being, turning life into a super business, who will dare to stop it?

Monsanto has apparently left Europe, the last being Denmark a few days ago. In Latin America, there are several countries that have legislated on the subject, and Venezuela is designing new legislation to control

Taken from the report: Transgenics: Everything you need to know to defend yourself against them (Olga Larrazabal S., Piensa Chile). Read the Full Report



(3) Entropy 2013, 15(4), 1416-1463; doi: 10.3390 / e15041416


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