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article imageStudy: GMOs linked to leukemia and anemia

By E. Hector Corsi     May 14, 2013 in Health
A new study shows that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) toxins are linked to leukemia and anemia. Research shows toxic effects at the lowest dose tested.
The new study shows that ingesting toxins produced by GMO plants leads to toxic effects on blood cells and potentially lethal diseases.
The study was conducted by BĂ©lin Poletto Mezzomo and Ana Luisa Miranda-Vilela, and their colleagues at the Department of Genetics and Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, at the University of Brasilia, Brasilia/DF, Brazil. Researchers fed mice various doses of GMO toxins called Cry proteins or Cry toxins. After just a single dose, the GMO toxins caused several blood abnormalities and these worsened by the seventh day of that single exposure. The toxins caused damage to bone marrow cells, anemia at the lowest dose tested, and higher counts of leukocytes (white blood cells), which are associated with leukemia. This study was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases.
Recent research also shows that these Cry toxins were found in the blood of pregnant women and their fetuses.
Monsanto, which produces GMOs, has maintained that GMOs are safe, and has even threatened legal action against those who published data on their products.
The researchers of this new study sound a warning that GMO toxins, the Cry toxins, demonstrate leukemogenic activity...further studies are required to clarify the mechanism involved in the hematotoxicity found in mice, and to establish the toxicological risks to non-target organisms, especially mammals, before concluding that these microbiological control agents are safe for mammals.
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