Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - New research from the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada shows that Bt toxin not only accumulates in human tissue but also kills human embryo cells in pregnant women. The researchers looked at pesticides associated with genetically modified (GM) foods, and particularly Bt toxin engineered into some varieties of GM corn and soy.
Based on an analysis of the blood profiles of 30 pregnant women and 39 non-pregnant women, the team determined that CryAb1, a type of Bt toxin, was present not only in pregnant women but also their fetuses. Additionally, Bt toxin was observed to actually kill human embryos in vivo, or inside the bodies of the women.
This is the first study to reveal the presence of circulating PAGMF [pesticides associated to genetically modified foods] in women with and without pregnancy, paving the way for a new field in reproductive toxicology including nutrition and utero-placental toxicities," wrote the authors.
What this means for the general population is that typical consumption of foods containing GMO derivatives from Bt crops could lead to an inability to have children. Rather than just kill insects as Monsanto claims, Bt toxin directly targets unborn human children as well, according to the study, which means GMO crops themselves are a human pesticide.
So not only is Bt toxin highly damaging to humans at levels commonly seen in food, but so is Roundup, the "safe" herbicide applied to many GM crops. And when combined, these two poisons become synergistically more toxic than they are separately, a fact that was never even considered during their approval.
If GMOs are different enough from non-GMOs to warrant patents that require farmers to purchase corporate-owned seeds every year, then they're different enough to be labeled, especially if they pose a risk to unborn children.
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