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New study links GMOs with leukemia and anemia

A new study published by the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases links pesticides used in GM crops known as Bacillus Thuringensis (Bt) to blood abnormalities like anemia and a type of blood cancer known as leukemia.  

Scientists from the Department of Genetics and Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brasilia/DF, Brazil performed extensive tests to determine the health and environmental effects of GMO crops, in particular Bt toxin that’s commonly used in many GM crops.

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According to Greenmedinfo, the new study shows that Bt toxin can target mammalian cells in particular red blood cells lineage resulting in significant damage and abnormality in red blood cells known as anemia. Additionally, Bt toxin can suppress bone marrow proliferation creating abnormal lymphocyte pattern similar to what’s known as leukemia.   

Did you know that Bt toxin is everywhere even in the blood of pregnant women and their fetuses?

Bacillus Thuringensis also known as BT has been used in US agriculture as an insecticide for more than five decades. However the use of Monsanto’s Bt toxin didn’t end as a pesticide and Monsanto genetically modified many crops by inserting the gene of Bt inside the DNA of crops like soy, corn and cotton. So now farmers don't need to spray Bt on their crops since every cell of that corn or soy is creating toxic protein. As a matter of fact, Bt can break the stomach of pests or bugs with just one bite.  

Now, 53 years later after the introduction of Bt, billions of people have been exposed to it and a study performed by Canadian researchers shows that 95% of pregnant women have BT toxin in their blood . The researchers also found Bt toxin in the blood of 83% of unborn fetuses.

Also, a study back in February 2012 showed how BT toxin kills human cells. Beside the side effects of Bt toxin, other studies including the famous Seralini study have linked the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup called glyphosate with cancer.  

Monsanto funded researchers deny any link between GMOs and other health problems including cancer or leukemia

As much as the giant biotech Monsanto tries to suppress the independent studies performed by the concerned scientific community members, the American public is waking up and acknowledging that the biotech doesn’t even respect the right of public to label GMOs.

The researchers who have linked Bt toxin with leukemia also said that "Taking into account the increased risk of human and animal exposures to significant levels of these toxins, especially through diet, our results suggest that further studies are required to clarify the mechanism involved in the hematotoxicity found in mice, and to establish the toxicological risks to non-target organisms, especially mammals, before concluding that these microbiological control agents are safe for mammals."

But the truth is that we no longer can afford to wait about the additional research on how GMOs are harmful because the time is running against us. Also, the giant biotech Monsanto funds most of the research in our schools and universities and is blocking the new research on how GMOs can harm humans and the environment. They have even created thousands of fake documents, claiming that GMOs are safe and ironically are great for the environment.

But who can really trust Monsanto funded research since conflict of interest has become a defining problem of modern science. Recently, a Monsanto’s former scientist was chosen in position of the associate editor of the journal for biotechnology after the famous Séralini study showed huge tumors in rats as a result of Monsanto’s GM maize and Roundup.

Sources:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/new-study-links-gmo-food-leukemia

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27523.cfm

 

 

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