It's no secret that we are living in a time where chronic disease continues to rise at an exponential rate, especially within the past couple of decades.
New evidence continues to mount suggesting that Genetically Modified Organisms (more specifically GM food) might have played, and do play a key role in those statistics.
A new study recently published in the Journal of Organic Systems last September (Genetically Engineered Crops, Glyphosate and the Deterioration of Health in the United States of America) examined US government databases, researchers searched for GE (Genetically Engineered) crop data, glyphosate application data, and disease epidemiological data while performing a "correlation analysis" on a total of 22 different diseases.
Researchers reached an alarming conclusion:
If you're thinking causation doesn't mean correlation, you are right, but it's important to consider taking into account the multitude of studies that clearly indicate the potential dangers associated with ingesting genetically modified foods .
There is a lot of information out there, and our lack of support for GE foods comes from examining a multitude of information instead of just "a study."
It's always important to look at a wide variety of data and evidence when trying to make the best possible decisions for you and your family when it comes to GE foods. The science suggesting that they should not be deemed completely safe for consumption is quite large, and goes beyond the correlation analysis that was performed in this study.
If you take glyphosate, for example, it was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating at an alarming rate.
Over the decades, strong scientific evidence has shown how glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, that it damages DNA and encourages cell mutations that can lead to cancer.
It's also been linked to autism, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and various other detrimental human health ailments. This fact alone gives more credence to the main study mentioned in this article.
The actual study contains more information and visuals for anybody who reads it, you can access it within the sources.
With all of the information and science that's now been published, more specifically with regards to glyphosate, it's absolutely absurd, dangerous and irresponsible for any biotech corporation who manufactures these substances to tell the world that they are completely safe and harmless, yet they do. Don't you think?
How could a corporation like Monsanto (a corporation charged with regulating our global food supply) claim that glyphosate is safe despite all of the evidence that confirms that it's not?
Keep in mind that the use of glyphosate rose 1500% from 1995 to 2005, and that 100 million pounds of glyphosate is used every year on more than a billion acres (Cherry B. - GM crops increase herbicide use in the United States - Science in Society 45, 44-46, 2010)
This is exactly why a number of countries across the world have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go with them. The number of countries that still import or use these products is rapidly declining,
The most recent country to introduce severe restrictions (and make a lot of noise in doing so) regarding GMOs, is Russia.