Genetically Modified Corn

What’s the BIG deal?  GMO corn is resistant to bugs and disease.  Doesn’t that make GMO corn better than regular corn?

kid-corn-on-the-gmo-cobYou would think so wouldn’t you?  This is NOT THE CASE … read on to learn why.

Here is a solid and infallible argument against GMO Corn or anything else traced to Monsanto and their partners efforts.

1. We have no data to support GMO’s over the long term.  In other words, it is not known what the health effects are and what impact there will be to the human body.

2. We do know that Monsanto manufactures “Round Up“  a herbicide and the main ingredient is “Glyphosate

3. We also know that Monsanto’s genetically modified seed is engineered to resist Round-Up.  This means that if you plant Monsanto’s seed – and treat your crops with Round-Up, you will have a larger harvest because Round Up kills everything BUT the genetically engineered seed plant.

4.  It’s a fact that Glyphosate interferes with normal human CYP pathways.

Below is a table (summary) of CYP Pathaways, their family, their function and specific names.

FamilyFunctionMembersNames
CYP1drug and steroid (especially estrogen) metabolism3 subfamilies, 3 genes, 1 pseudogeneCYP1A1, CYP1A2, CYP1B1
CYP2drug and steroid metabolism13 subfamilies, 16 genes, 16 pseudogenesCYP2A6, CYP2A7, CYP2A13, CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, CYP2C18, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2E1, CYP2F1, CYP2J2, CYP2R1, CYP2S1, CYP2U1, CYP2W1
CYP3drug and steroid (including testosterone) metabolism1 subfamily, 4 genes, 2 pseudogenesCYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP3A7, CYP3A43
CYP4arachidonic acid or fatty acid metabolism6 subfamilies, 12 genes, 10 pseudogenesCYP4A11, CYP4A22, CYP4B1, CYP4F2, CYP4F3, CYP4F8, CYP4F11, CYP4F12, CYP4F22, CYP4V2, CYP4X1, CYP4Z1
CYP5thromboxane A2 synthase1 subfamily, 1 geneCYP5A1
CYP7bile acid biosynthesis 7-alpha hydroxylase of steroid nucleus2 subfamilies, 2 genesCYP7A1, CYP7B1
CYP8varied2 subfamilies, 2 genesCYP8A1 (prostacyclin synthase), CYP8B1 (bile acid biosynthesis)
CYP11steroid biosynthesis2 subfamilies, 3 genesCYP11A1, CYP11B1, CYP11B2
CYP17steroid biosynthesis, 17-alpha hydroxylase1 subfamily, 1 geneCYP17A1
CYP19steroid biosynthesis: aromatase synthesizes estrogen1 subfamily, 1 geneCYP19A1
CYP20unknown function1 subfamily, 1 geneCYP20A1
CYP21steroid biosynthesis2 subfamilies, 1 gene, 1 pseudogeneCYP21A2
CYP24vitamin D degradation1 subfamily, 1 geneCYP24A1
CYP26retinoic acid hydroxylase3 subfamilies, 3 genesCYP26A1, CYP26B1, CYP26C1
CYP27varied3 subfamilies, 3 genesCYP27A1 (bile acid biosynthesis), CYP27B1 (vitamin D3 1-alpha hydroxylase, activates vitamin D3), CYP27C1 (unknown function)
CYP397-alpha hydroxylation of 24-hydroxycholesterol1 subfamily, 1 geneCYP39A1
CYP46cholesterol 24-hydroxylase1 subfamily, 1 geneCYP46A1
CYP51cholesterol biosynthesis1 subfamily, 1 gene, 3 pseudogenesCYP51A1 (lanosterol 14-alpha demethylase)

If you are able to look at the table above and see “cholesterol”, or “testosterone” or “Vitamin D” – you might be thinking “hmmm, is this why I have low Testosterone, or low Vitamin D, or “high cholesterol”

Your answer is probably “YES”

If corn products are in 80% of the packaged products we buy at the grocery store, and that corn is GMO corn, can you begin to connect the dots?

This is no mystery.  As we gather and build our understanding of how the human cell systems help each other while also learning about the ways processed and GMO food interrupts the body’s normal ability to take care of itself  – it DOES become a no brainer.

Humans were not meant to live like this – this is going too far for too many reasons.

We find ourselves visiting much larger questions.  It’s a persons right to know how the food they eat will affect them, how it will affect their life and we have essentially entrusted that choice to capitalism profiteers.

Reality Check!  It’s urgent.