Study Links Genetically Modified Crops To Leukemia And Blood Abnormalities

GMO crops linked to leukemia Study Links Genetically Modified Crops To Leukemia And Blood Abnormalities

In addition to other studies we’ve shown where genetically modified foods have caused tumors in mice or deterioration of pig’s stomachs, we now have a new study showing a possible link between GMO crops and Leukemia. This latest research has just been published in the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases and was conducted in Brazil at the Department of Genetics and Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia.

The focus is on crops that are genetically engineered to produce their own insecticide. A bacteria called Bacillus Thuringensis (also referred to as Bt or cry-toxins), which is highly destructive to the digestive tract of insects, is inserted into the DNA of crops by agricultural biotech giants like Monsanto, Syngenta, and DuPont and sold in a wide array of their seeds.

What the new study revealed is that various binary combinations and doses of Bt toxins are capable of targeting mammalian cells, particularly the erythroid (red blood cell) lineage, resulting in red blood cell changes indicative of significant damage, such as anemia. In addition, the study found that Bt toxins suppressed bone marrow proliferation creating abnormal lymphocyte patterns consistent with some types of leukemia.

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