The gene of genetically modified foods can be transferred into human blood/DNA researchers say
In a recent study published by Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers have discovered compelling evidence that the DNA of genetically modified foods could enter human’s blood circulation and result in many health problems.
According to researchers, the blood samples of more than 1000 participants were collected and “the results indicated that meal-derived DNA fragments (which were large enough to carry complete genes) can avoid degradation and through and ultimately enter the human body's circulation system”.
Researchers say meal-derived DNA fragments (which are large enough to carry complete genes) can be transferred into digestive tract and circulation system:
Hungarian researchers suggest that these are not just fragments of DNA but stretches of DNA which are large enough to pass complete genes of GMO plants (like soy, corn or canola oil) to humans.
Even in some blood samples, the relative concentration of plant DNA was higher than human DNA. “The plant DNA concentration shows a surprisingly precise log-normal distribution in the plasma samples while non-plasma (cord blood) control sample was found to be free of plant DNA” researchers suggest.
According to researchers, participants with inflammatory bowel disease and auto-immune disease had the highest concentration of transgenic gene.
Previous studies had indicated that GMOs could alter and change the beneficial bacteria in the intestine and lead to auto immune diseases and inflammation:
The role of beneficial bacteria is to help with food digestion and protect body against foreign invaders. However, recent studies suggest that DNA of GMO foods transferred into small intestine can change and alter the composition of beneficial bacteria in the gut and make body unable to absorb real nutrients in foods.
Other studies have also suggested that GMOs can cause inflammation and other auto immune disease. According to researchers, pigs fed on GMO soy and corn suffered from severe inflammation of stomach and intestine. Beside severe inflammation of the stomach and intestine, the female pigs who were fed with GMO diet had their uteri (uterus) enlarged by 25%: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/GMO-severe-stomach-inflammation-pigs-and-war-on-journalism.php
The recent study contradicts the claims of biotech and regulatory agencies:
For many years, independent scientists and researchers have been warning regulatory bodies and biotech industry that GMO genes can be transferred from dairy and animal products to people.
So far, regulatory agencies and biotech companies have denied any harm associated with genetically modified foods. As a matter of fact, in 2007 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a statement suggesting that their studies have shown that DNA of GMO plants were not detected in the tissues or fluids of animals fed on GMOs. However, soon after independent scientific studies and research suggested that GMO genes can be passed to humans.
Now many years later, in the face of sizeable and growing number of scientific studies, EFSA had no choice but to admit that DNA from food (whether it’s GMO or non-GMO) could end up in the animal tissues and milk and other dairy products that are consumed by people. "It is possible that DNA fragments derived from GM plant materials may occasionally be detected in animal tissues, in the same way that DNA fragments derived from non-GM plant materials can be detected in these same tissues."
The biotech companies have been claiming that GMOs are safe for human consumption when studies of independent researchers have shown otherwise:
More and more studies of researchers indicate that GMOs are harming your health and the health of your family. While your dinner is banned in 30 other countries, biotech pours millions of dollars to hide toxic GMOs and defeat GMO labeling movement.
Recently biotech companies poured millions of dollars against Oregon/Colorado right to know that lost by a very narrow margin. People are eating these toxic hidden poisons day after day after day and are getting sicker and sicker while giant Frankenfood and junk food industry keep getting richer and richer. Forget about labeling GMOs. Why don’t we simply ban them?