What Are the Dangers of GMO Soybeans?

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Overview

In the United States, the vast majority of soybeans, 87 percent, are genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, according to GMO Compass. These soybeans, which are primarily used for livestock feed, have been altered to include a gene that combats herbicides. According to Natural News, GMO soy is also found in up to 70 percent of food products in U.S. supermarkets, including cereals, breads, soy milk, pasta and meat. GMO soybeans are thought to have potentially dangerous effects on the environment and on human health.

Liver Changes

According to Molecular Geneticist Molecular geneticist Michael Antoniou on the Natural News website, GMO soy has been found to alter the activity of the liver in mice and rabbits. According to Antoniou, these findings suggest possible liver damage and toxemia related to GMO soybean consumption.

Allergic Reactions

According to the ProQuest website, the incorporation of a gene into a plant may unintentionally create a new allergen or set off an allergic reaction in people who are highly sensitive. For example, some children have severe allergies to peanuts. ProQuest reports that for this reason, a proposal to transfer a gene from Brazil nuts into soybeans was discarded.

Reported by: http://www.livestrong.com/article/200114-what-are-the-dangers-of-gmo-soybeans/

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After developing a severe allergy to soy that nearly killed her, Dianne Gregg learned the truth behind this supposed health food. “The Hidden Dangers of Soy” is the culmination of her efforts to educate others on the issue in hopes more will avoid soy’s underreported—yet widely researched—negative health impacts.


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