GMO Foods Not Approved by FDA

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GMO foods have not been approved by the FDA according to Bill Reese, a research analyst for an organization called the Friends of Earth. GMO food is most likely classified under the regulation “Generally Recognized As Safe” by the FDA. Reese says assertions concerning the presumed safety of GMO crops are based almost completely on evaluations by government regulators. These evaluations are based mostly on unpublished studies conducted by the company that is developing the crop and is a conflict of interest. Contrary to widely held beliefs, the Food and Drug Administration has not officially approved a single GMO crop as safe for consumption by humans.

Finding independent funding to conduct unbiased health research of genetically modified crops is difficult. Studies conducted and funded by crop developers may well be skewed to their advantage and disturbing results could be kept out summary data shown to the FDA and the public. This happened with Monsanto’s insecticide-producing GMO corn. Tests were conducted on the corn, called MON863.2, and the summarized data from a 90-day study raised concerns. This prompted requests for the release of the full study conducted by Monsanto.

Monsanto refused to release the study for an entire year and only released the records upon receiving an order from German Court. The study showed that the lab rats that were fed their corn had elevated white blood cell counts, and lower kidney weights when compared to the rats who were fed conventional corn. Requests for additional studies to find definitive evidence on whether the corn was a risk to human well-being were ignored. GMO foods have been rejected by various countries around the world, and while it has not been approved nor banned by the FDA, U.S. studies are showing the crops could be unsafe for human consumption

Listed below are excerpts of the results from a few independent studies beginning to emerge, and their results identify some of the risks associated with genetically modified crops:

Genes from Genetically Modified Organisms transfer themselves into the naturally occurring bacteria in the human body.
The genes engineered into crops transfer to themselves into bacteria in gut and mouth of humans. The only study ever conducted to test the effects of GMO’s ingested by humans found the Roundup-Ready gene from soy transferred to the bacteria found in the test subject’s gut. This is known as horizontal gene transfer. Based on these findings researchers believe that GMO crops could pick up antibiotic resistant genes and become resistant to antibiotics that we use to treat our illnesses.

Mice Fed GMO Peas suffered from Immune response.

Mice fed genetically engineered peas with a gene extracted from a bean demonstrated immune responses including lung inflammation and elevated serum antibody levels. The natural version of the same crop did not cause the same response in the test subject. This study demonstrates that carelessly transferring genes from organism to organism has consequences.

Genes engineered into Soy Causes Allergic Reaction

Brazil nut genes inserted into soybeans caused the soy to become allergenic to subjects allergic to Brazil nuts. Also, GMO soy eaten in the United States contains proteins identical to that found in dust mite and shrimp allergens.

Biologist David Schubert states that the unpredictable nature of genetic engineering techniques could lead to the generation of GMO foods that are carcinogenic, allergenic and toxic. GMO foods have not been formally approved by the FDA and is not a safe option given the lack of understanding of this technology.

By Sarah Wright


7 Responses to "GMO Foods Not Approved by FDA"

  1. AwakeNancyRN (@AwakeNancyRN)   December 2, 2016 at 5:37 am

    One has to just research the microbiome of humans and the effects on the shimitake pathway of bacteria to prove you Bigag trolls are dead wrong. The Seralini paper was republished regardless of the propaganda,you spew. People will learn the truth. All you corporately paid shills should crawl back under the rocks that you came from. Take ur GMO poison with you.

    A Concerned Medical Professional

  2. Ken Lys   July 7, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Re: Robert and Robert’s comments:
    The Seralini Study has been re-published and peer reviewed. The re-published study also addresses the unfair pressures by the proGMO factions that prompted the initial retraction. There was nothing wrong with the initial study or its results. European countries have properly either banned or set labeling restrictions on GMOs through their wise “precautionary principle”. The FDA’s “GRAS” and “substantial equivalence” ruling does not mean GMOs have been proven safe. Monsanto’s reckless fiddling with our most basic food source’s DNA and using this nation as lab rats is disgraceful. Instead of making public their own consumption studies or better yet running long term consumption studies in the public view, they are spending hundreds of millions fighting Labeling Laws and the consumer’s right-to-know. What kind of arrogance is that – fighting and suing those who you want to gladly consume your product. The only thing that makes sense is that Monsanto is well aware of the failings of its technology and is hiding it behind their patent rights hoping to eventually get it right. In the meantime, we and our children risk all potential health risks. Studies show there are severe physiological effects from consumption of GMOs and RoundUp and serious issues with gene transfer. Studies also show Monsanto’s strongly promoted claims of absolute safety, increased yields, less requirement for herbicides, etc. are clearly overstated and misleading marketing ploys. This same scenario played out in the early years with tobacco, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange. We all want to know the truth, and while we wait for it, we want labeling laws so we all know where GMOs are in our food supply. Mosanto and all pro-GMO factions should be fighting to be first in line to support GMO Labeling Laws (free advertising) for what you deem is so good and safe for us all. So, Robert and Robert: Are you supporting labeling initiatives –or- are you supporting Monsanto’s treasonous act of fighting your countrymen and suing your States??

  3. John Bigfoot   April 19, 2014 at 2:08 am

    FDA has seen enough!

  4. Robert Wager (@RobertWager1)   April 15, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I just love figure one of the paper. The control rats fed zero GM feed died at 30%, the test rats fed the highest level of GM feed died at 10%. There are dozens of reasons why this paper was junk science and never should have been accepted for publication in the first place.

  5. Robert Howd   April 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Yes, the Seralini paper, from which the pictures of rats in the article were taken, is just junk. That’s why it was retracted. If you should actually read the article, please notice that there is NO SIGNIFICANT INCREASE in tumors in the treated groups, and NO SIGNIFICANT DECREASE in life spans, despite what the summary seems to say.

  6. Robert Howd   April 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    This is one of the most ill-informed articles on GMOs that I have ever read. Yes, all the foods produced from genetically modified plants that we currently eat, including corn, soybeans, canola, and papaya, have been approved by the FDA. The ruling is that they are “substantially equivalent” to other foods, or to be more specific, that the foods have no important (nutritional or immunological) differences from foods produced from plants derived by other breeding techniques.

  7. Robert Wager (@RobertWager1)   April 13, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I dare you to post this

    Posting photos from the most discredited paper in GMO science history. Nice. Try this if interested in this debate

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