What’s the BIG deal? GMO corn is resistant to bugs and disease. Doesn’t that make GMO corn better than regular corn?
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.
|CYP1||drug and steroid (especially estrogen) metabolism||3 subfamilies, 3 genes, 1 pseudogene||CYP1A1, CYP1A2, CYP1B1|
|CYP2||drug and steroid metabolism||13 subfamilies, 16 genes, 16 pseudogenes||CYP2A6, CYP2A7, CYP2A13, CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, CYP2C18, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2E1, CYP2F1, CYP2J2, CYP2R1, CYP2S1, CYP2U1, CYP2W1|
|CYP3||drug and steroid (including testosterone) metabolism||1 subfamily, 4 genes, 2 pseudogenes||CYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP3A7, CYP3A43|
|CYP4||arachidonic acid or fatty acid metabolism||6 subfamilies, 12 genes, 10 pseudogenes||CYP4A11, CYP4A22, CYP4B1, CYP4F2, CYP4F3, CYP4F8, CYP4F11, CYP4F12, CYP4F22, CYP4V2, CYP4X1, CYP4Z1|
|CYP5||thromboxane A2 synthase||1 subfamily, 1 gene||CYP5A1|
|CYP7||bile acid biosynthesis 7-alpha hydroxylase of steroid nucleus||2 subfamilies, 2 genes||CYP7A1, CYP7B1|
|CYP8||varied||2 subfamilies, 2 genes||CYP8A1 (prostacyclin synthase), CYP8B1 (bile acid biosynthesis)|
|CYP11||steroid biosynthesis||2 subfamilies, 3 genes||CYP11A1, CYP11B1, CYP11B2|
|CYP17||steroid biosynthesis, 17-alpha hydroxylase||1 subfamily, 1 gene||CYP17A1|
|CYP19||steroid biosynthesis: aromatase synthesizes estrogen||1 subfamily, 1 gene||CYP19A1|
|CYP20||unknown function||1 subfamily, 1 gene||CYP20A1|
|CYP21||steroid biosynthesis||2 subfamilies, 1 gene, 1 pseudogene||CYP21A2|
|CYP24||vitamin D degradation||1 subfamily, 1 gene||CYP24A1|
|CYP26||retinoic acid hydroxylase||3 subfamilies, 3 genes||CYP26A1, CYP26B1, CYP26C1|
|CYP27||varied||3 subfamilies, 3 genes||CYP27A1 (bile acid biosynthesis), CYP27B1 (vitamin D3 1-alpha hydroxylase, activates vitamin D3), CYP27C1 (unknown function)|
|CYP39||7-alpha hydroxylation of 24-hydroxycholesterol||1 subfamily, 1 gene||CYP39A1|
|CYP46||cholesterol 24-hydroxylase||1 subfamily, 1 gene||CYP46A1|
|CYP51||cholesterol biosynthesis||1 subfamily, 1 gene, 3 pseudogenes||CYP51A1 (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.