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 engineered 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 and receptors.

FYI: CYP pathaways and receptors are a huge part of how the human body dispatches its defenses against infection,
disease, etc.  Screw those up and what do you think will happen?  No brainer!

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

Family Function Members 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 agribusiness.

Reality Check!  It’s urgent.