Study: GMO Corn Extremely Hazardous
You may want to hold off on cooking up some corn on the cob this summer. According to a new study, if that ear of corn is genetically-modified, it might be extremely toxic.
Though we’ve long been sold on the idea that GMO food is safe, this newly-released study “proves” otherwise. Known as the 2012 Corn Comparison Report because it compares organic, naturally-grown corn to the GMO variety, the study will make many consumers scrutinize what’s on their plate. Coming on the tail-end of the Monsanto Protection Act, it’s become increasingly harder for Americans to trust anything going into their stomachs…
The report finds two things wrong with GMO corn. The first isn’t as startling as the second. Unlike natural corn, it seems that the lab-made variety is devoid of most nutritional benefits. For example, natural corn has 437 times the amount of calcium as manufactured corn. So, in terms of health benefits, it seems that GMO corn loses.
But it’s the second revelation that makes this extremely unnerving. While GMO corn lacks nutritional benefits when compared to corn made by Mother Nature, it makes up for it with toxic components. The analysis discovered high levels of chloride, formaldehyde, and glyphosate in Frankenstein corn. In the worst case scenarios, all three have been known to be toxic to humans. In the best case scenarios, they’re harmful to animals and the environment.
But with the Monsanto Protection Act in place, the government is helpless to stop toxic corn, or any other GMO crop that poses a health risk, from landing in our fridge. A new biological warfare is happening on our plates, and our own government might not be able to stop it.
This post was written by guest blogger Anthony Moreno.
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