Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic

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A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals.

An anti-GMO website has posted the results of an education-based consulting company’s comparison of corn types, and the results reveal that genetically modified foods may be more hazardous than once thought.  

The study, the 2012 Corn Comparison Report by Profit Pro, was published recently on the website for Moms Across America March to Label GMOs, a group that says they wish to “raise awareness and support Moms with solutions to eat GMO Free as we demand GMO labeling locally and nationally simultaneously.” They are plotting nationwide protests scheduled for later this year.

The report, writes the website’s Zen Honeycutt, was provided by a representative for De Dell Seed Company, an Ontario-based farm that’s touted as being Canadian only non-GMO corn seed company.

“The claims that ‘There is no difference between GMO corn and NON Gmo corn’ are false,” says Honeycutt, who adds she was “floored” after reading the study.

According to the analysis, GMO corn tested by Profit Pro contains a number of elements absent from traditional cord, including chlorides, formaldehyde and glyphosate. While those elements don’t appear naturally in corn, they were present in GMO samples to the tune of 60 ppm, 200pm and 13 ppm, respectively.

Honecutt says that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (FDA) mandates that the level of glyphosate in American drinking water not exceed 0.7 ppm and adds that organ damage in some animals has been linked to glyphosate exposure exceeding 0.1 ppm.

“Glyphosate is a strong organic phosphate chelator that immobilizes positively charged minerals such as manganese, cobalt, iron, zinc [and] copper,” Dr. Don Huber attested during a separate GMO study recently released, adding that those elements “are essential for normal physiological functions in soils, plants and animals.”

“Glyphosate draws out the vital nutrients of living things and GMO corn is covered with it,” adds Honeycutt, who notes that the nutritional benefits rampant in natural corn are almost entirely removed from lab-made seeds: in the samples used during the study, non-GMO corn is alleged to have 437-times the amount of calcium in genetically modified versions, and 56- and 7-times the level of magnesium and manganese, respectively.

These studies come on the heels of a recent decision on Capitol Hill to approve an annual agriculture appropriations bill, even though a provision within the act contained a rider that frees GMO corporations such as the multi-billion-dollar Monsanto Company from liability. The so-called “Monsanto Protection Act,” written by a lawmaker that has lobbied for the agra-giant, says biotech companies won’t need federal approval to test and plant GMO-crops, even if health risks are unknown.

“The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards,” reads a letter to the House of Representatives that was delivered to Congress last month with the signatures of dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and agencies representing family farmers. “Further, it would compel USDA to allow continued planting of that same crop upon request, even if in the course of its assessment the Department finds that it poses previously unrecognized risks.”

7 thoughts on “Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic

  1. Organic farmers are the only people with any hope of eating healthy food these days. Even if you avoid the GM corn, it’s in the feed of the animals you eat.

    1. You know Jolly Roger that what they called organic 20 – 30 yr.s ago had a different meaning and regulations then than what it is called now days. I have heard that now days that a farmer can grow a GMO crop and if they use only natural substances as fertilizers and herbicides and insecticides that they still can claim that organic lable. Also, with all of the air – chem trails and other forms of air polution – water, and ground polution that has been going on for all of these years that there is not any place on earth that isn`t poluted or could be claimed as truely organic. It is a damned sad state that this earth is in isn`t it JR.

      1. They don’t have GMOs in Hungary. Banned successfully. There are plenty of places left on earth that are not polluted.

        1. Wrong. Chemtrails have been polluting the entire planet for over two decades now, toxifying the soil with aluminum, among other things.

          Isn’t it odd that in 2009, Monsanto took out patents SPECIFICALLY for aluminum-resistant crops?

        2. Perhaps you should tell us of the many places on earth theat doesn`t have polution then toneii. I know alaska is poluted as well as SA. You must be talking about the vatican – ya know where everything is nice and sparkly clean eh, yea tell us of the many places eh.

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