Sunday, June 29, 2014

Explaining the real health threats from GMOs

GMO OMG is the documentary to watch in 2014 about the health effects of GMOs. Rats fed with GMOs in studies have been found with giant-sized tumours. A 2-year lifespan of a rat is equal to a lifetime period for humans. By the end of the first year, the rats were found to have those tumors.

GMOs that are altered to withstand Monsanto's Round Up herbicide have the greatest levels of herbicides/pesticides, conventional have moderate and organic have the least contamination.

GMO OMG documentary on Chemical Food Conspiracy w/ Jeremy Seifert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQUm5Qg4-5I

GMO OMG Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/gmoomgfilm

Monsanto denies link between GMOs and cancer, birth defects in Argentina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY16uNIjzKk

Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691513003633

"Glyphosate is an active ingredient of the most widely used herbicide and it is believed to be less toxic than other pesticides. However, several recent studies showed its potential adverse health effects to humans as it may be an endocrine disruptor. This study focuses on the effects of pure glyphosate on estrogen receptors (ERs) mediated transcriptional activity and their expressions."

"These results indicated that low and environmentally relevant concentrations of glyphosate possessed estrogenic activity."

Bioaccumulation
http://toxics.usgs.gov/definitions/bioaccumulation.html

Bioaccumulation – “Progressive increase in the amount of a substance in an organism or part of an organism which occurs because the rate of intake exceeds the organism’s ability to remove the substance from the body.”