A DARK Act looms: Evidence mounts about the GMO-breast cancer connection
(NaturalHealth365) Like a lot of people, I was more than a little concerned to see the DARK Act pass the House of Representatives this summer. Now as H.R. 1599 snakes its way into the halls of the Senate, the amount of research that exists that points to a direct connection between genetically modified foods (GMOs) and dis-ease is simply too glaring – and too scary – to ignore.
GMOs in some form currently exist in 75% of conventional processed foods, with the United States producing 48% of it (more than any other country). It’s time for a reality check. There IS a connection between GMOs and cancer, including breast cancer.
The connection between GMOs and cancer is undeniable
The following is a listing of some recent and credible reports that make the GMO-cancer connection:
- The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) expressed concerns about GMO foods in May of last year, citing animal studies which showed altered structure and function of the liver, oxidative stress, intestinal damage, increased cell growth, disruption of the immune system and over 400 gene expression alternations.
- A 2012 study commissioned by the French Government found serious effects after feeding rats genetically-modified, Roundup-tolerant corn. The study discovered that females fed GMO corn developed mammary tumors, displayed pituitary gland disruption and sex hormone imbalance and died 2-3 times more rapidly than those in the control group. It is worth noting that the French government recently banned Roundup from nurseries in that country, in response to a United Nations statement that Monsanto’s most popular weed-killer “may be carcinogenic.”
- First of its kind Canadian research published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology identified the presence of Monsanto’s Bt toxin and other pesticides associated with GMO crops in fetal and non-pregnant women’s blood. According to the study’s researchers, the fetuses were considered to be “highly susceptible” to the possible effects of “xenobiotics.”
- A 2013 study which looked at 1,000 samples from four independent studies reported that “meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and, through an unknown mechanism, enter the human circulation system.”This statement is significant to GMO foods in that it opens up the possibility that whole gene mutations in plants could enter into the bloodstream of humans. In one of the blood samples, the concentration of plant DNA was higher than human DNA.
GMOs = more pesticides = breast cancer
Most genetically engineered foods have come into being because of the “need” of multinational agribusinesses for pesticide-tolerance in mega-crops such as canola, corn, sugar beets, and soy. The ability of a plant to tolerate a particular pesticide, such as RoundUp, means that more of that pesticide will be used. Currently there are over 800,000,000 pounds of pesticides sprayed on crops in the United States every year. The use of RoundUp has increased 15 fold since the introduction of GMOs.
Although the jury is still out on what specifically GMO products do to our human systems, there is no doubt whatsoever that pesticide ingredients like cyanazine, methyl bromide and malathion can lead to hormone imbalance, Xeno-estrogen buildup and breast cancer.
If you are following a healthy breast protocol, be sure to avoid the following potentially genetically engineers ingredients. Some of these may sound like they would be good for you, but don’t be fooled.
According to recommendations from the Protect Our Breasts organization, if these are included in a commercially-processed food source (one that does not carry the NO GMO label), they may come from genetically modified crops:
- Amino Acids
- Ascorbic Acid
- Sodium Ascorbate
- Vitamin C
- Citric Acid
- Sodium Citrate
- Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”)
- High-Fructose Corn Syrup
- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
- Lactic Acid
- Monosodium Glutamate
- Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
- Xanthan Gum
- Yeast Products
Take Action: You have a right to know – speak out today
Scientist David Suzuki eloquently summed up on his blog what needs to happen when it comes to GMOs: “…we need more thorough scientific study on the impacts of such crops on our environment and our health, through proper peer-reviewing and unbiased processes. We must also demand that our governments become more transparent when it comes to monitoring new GM crops that will eventually find their way into our bellies through the food chain.”
Instead of following this sound advice, it appears that the United States government, in cahoots with multinational agribusiness corporations like Monsanto and Dow, are doing the exact opposite to the detriment of its citizens. HR 1599 is slotted to be voted on in the Senate within the coming months.
Demand your right to “NO” about GMOs before it is too late.
About the Author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr. V”) is a best-selling author and specialist in Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy and Digital Thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her personal, non-toxic Breast Cancer healing journey with others. Her years of experience and research have culminated in “The 7 Essentials™ “, a step-by-step coaching program that unravels the mystery of healing the body. Her website and personal healing journey have touched the lives of thousands of women around the globe. To get your F.R.E.E. 7-day mini e-course and to receive her weekly inspiring articles on the power of natural medicine – visit: BreastCancerConqueror.com
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