WHAT IS GMO?
GMO (Genetically Modified Foods) is the name used in the English language to describe foods that have been genetically modified or altered, also known as genetically modified foods or GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism). When food packages do not say GMO Free is very likely the product has been subject of the bioengineering process. The point of GMO foods is makes the food look more colourful, larger and also with the purpose to increase the production and minimizing harvest losses.
For many years, companies have defended GMO foods promising that there is no any dangerous elements that can affect the health negatively by consuming these foods.
However, there have been studies proving the opposite. A study in September 2011 by “The Cell Research” showed that the DNA that genetically modified foods can be transferred to the digestive system, that DNA can enter on the bloodstream and incorporated into the cells of vital organs, it can affecting the function and the expression of those organs.
What this means is really that we are not only consuming proteins, carbohydrates and fats if we are also consuming genetic information that is staying in our cells and affect our health.
Our body reads the micro RNAs, proteins containing on foods, proteins that play a fundamental role in gene expression. The information contained in the micro RNA is transferred to our DNA. So we become “that” containing the genetically modified product (can be from a hormone to aggrandize the food to a pesticide that fight some bacteria, that are toxic to our system)
According to the information revealed by “The Cell Research” genetically modified food affects the function of our vital organs. Some organs affected are the reproductive organs, affecting fertility in women and men, liver, raising levels of LDL cholesterol since LDL receptors are damaged and LDL cholesterol absorption cannot be carried out. In addition, GMO affects the overall health of cells, immune response, and the cells that fight cancer.
Be sure to look for foods that hold back labels that say Non-GMO or organic product says it is.
Here will enlist foods that are commonly genetically altered:
- BT corn (commonly used in corn syrup, high fructose, corn tortillas, cereal)
- Soy lecithin (used in packaged foods and all chocolates)
- Canola oil
- Gums (used in processed foods)
- Dairy products
The united State is one of the few countries that is not a requirement to list whether the food are GMO, it is important to check the label and to pay attention of what you eat and put into your body.
We are what we eat, invest in your health! Organic food is the best alternative