The establishment will tell you that GMO soy and corn are “substantially equivalent” to their organic and non-GMO counterparts until they’re blue in the face.
But what happens when independent scientific literature comes out showing the complete opposite of this policy in the United States?
The research tends to get ignored, if the past is any indication.
Recently new research came out regarding something in GMO soy that some would call quite disturbing, and it has a lot to do with the health of these foods and their impact on the human body.
Should you continue to eat GMO soy? That depends on how much you value your health, the data suggests.
Formaldehyde Found in Large Concentrations
According to the aforementioned study, formaldehyde, a known carcinogen that can shut down key bodily functions once it accumulates, has been found at surprisingly high levels in GMO soy.
As mentioned in this post by the website GMO Free USA, these high levels of formaldehyde end up “(creating) significant disruption to the levels of glutathione, an important antioxidant necessary for cellular detoxification…”
Glutathione has also been called the body’s “master hormone” but numerous health practitioners praising its benefits.
This has the effect of negatively affecting plant metabolism and has many potential impacts on both plant and human health. Activists including those from the March Against Monsanto have been calling for further and actual independent testing of GMOs before they are rushed to the market, and reports such as these are the main basis for those calls.
The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Sciences and was authored by Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D., an MIT-trained scientist and systems biologist.
For more on the study including charts comparing GMO and Non-GMO soy in this and other areas, you can click on this link.
Nick Meyer writes for MAM and the website AltHealthWORKS.com.