DNA from genetically modified organisms can pass directly into humans, study confirms

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The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false. A recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that large, meal-derived DNA fragments from GMOs are fully capable of transferring their genes directly into the bloodstream, deconstructing the myth that transgenic foods act on the body in the same way as natural foods.

A combined analysis of four other independent studies involving more than 1,000 human samples and a team of researchers from universities in Hungary, Denmark and the U.S. looked at the assimilation process for GMOs as they are currently consumed throughout the world. This includes derivatives of GM crops such as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from GM corn, for instance, and soy protein from GM soybeans, as well as meat derived from animals fed a GM-based diet.

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3 thoughts on “DNA from genetically modified organisms can pass directly into humans, study confirms”

  1. “This is an astounding discovery that proves false claims made by
    Monsanto and others that GMOs are no different from non-GMOs as far as
    the body is concerned. Monsanto even claims on its “Food Safety” page
    for GMOs that the DNA from GMOs is “extensively digested” and “present[s] no hazards,” both of which have now been shown to be lies”

  2. Does that mean the GMOs are capable of reprogramming our genetic structure?
    If so, the programmed sterility of the product to prevent farmers from reseeding could be passed on to the people eating it.

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