What Are Dangers of Genetically Modified Food?

US soy is genetically modified food more to have more oleyl acid. This acid reduces levels of bad cholesterol in place of other fats.


GM foods are those who in their composition have altered DNA, which allows you to create mutations with certain specific and preconceived characteristics. Unlike natural foods, which are brought in from the crops, this type of food has altered laboratory, which later affects the entire product and harvest. These types of foods were created from biotechnology, which can transfer a gene from one organism to another to give it some special quality that usually do not possess.

Currently already they are beginning to know some meat genetically altered foods, but most of GM foods today are of plant origin, such as fruits, grains and cereals. At first, the idea of modifying the food seemed to be a great idea to encourage the consumer to solve problems of global hunger and even to favor agriculture, but over the years, different studies found that this type of altered foods have many health hazards affect agricultural industries and disadvantages have become a social problem even among those who impose the use of these products and who want to conserve natural foods.

What are the effects of GM foods on health?

After lengthy investigations, experiments and studies have found so far the following negative effects on health:

  • Emergence of new allergies, because these foods contain new toxins and allergens with negative impact on the body. Proof of this was the famous case of Starlink Corn (2000) in the United States. In the food chain traces of unauthorized GM maize which caused serious allergic reactions were found.
  • Emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria in the body genes. This means that some of the bacteria receive the strength they need to be immune to certain drugs.
  • Further increase of contamination in food, by greater use of chemicals in the cultivation process.
  • A study in Austria showed that these foods reduce the ability of fertility, because in an experiment with mice, it was concluded that those fed with genetically modified maize were less fertile compared to those who ate natural corn.
  • In the long term it has not been able to establish the health risks that may have GM food consumption. However it is suspected that may influence the onset of certain diseases, such as cancer.


What other dangers are GM foods?

The dangers are GM foods currently go beyond what can cause health. While the field of health is very important and is still research, there are other important risks are discussed day to day between nations and organizations concerned about the situation.

Seriously affect the environment

GM crops pose increasing the use of toxic products in agriculture. Such products may not only affect the transgenic product, but also seriously affect traditional varieties, destroying them and causing an irreversible loss of biodiversity. They have known many cases where farmers are forced by law to only grow transgenic seeds and, therefore, has been losing traditional seed.

They have a negative impact on the economy

The development of GM is in the hands of a few multinational companies that, for now, continue to expand globally and within time eventually taking over the market of seeds from around the world and obviously the production of foods. Such products tend to have greater impact on the market, since alterations allow to create products with features that attract much consumer. They also tend to be cheaper and are ending the production of those farmers who plant and harvest natural products, but they can not be sold at prices as low as transgenic.
What are the most common genetically modified foods?

Currently the big multinationals continue to work for more GM foods, including meat products. Then we name the most common genetically modified foods on the market.

  • Corn and all its derivatives (flour, bran, oil, syrup, etc.),
  • Soybeans and soy products
  • Cotton
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar cane
  • Rice
  • Tomatoes long-term
  • strawberries
  • Pineapples
  • Peppers
  • Among others.

Our final question is: Are you for or against the use of these genetically modified seeds?

Vitamin B12 against the re-entry stress: In red meat, fish and eggs

Vitamin B12 is very useful for combating the psychological and physical stress, as well as to prevent the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and depression. It is rich in red meat, but is also found in fish.


To address the long period of physical and mental stress involved the return of the holidays is very useful to take vitamin B12 through diet or through supplements. Vitamin B12 and folate and vitamin B6 not only provides energy to our cells, but as demonstrated by recent studies, it is important to counter the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, and neuronal tubule defects in newborns.

To be well assimilated it is important that the gastro enteric functions properly with the enzymes that contribute. In gastric tract active acidic environment an enzyme that allows the splitting of vitamin B12 from food and binds to R proteins that transport it up the gut. Here, thanks to the action of the pancreas, other enzymes detach from the protein and allow specific enteric receptors only in the presence of calcium, to capture it.

In which foods are vitamin B12? Certainly the major source is red meat, but as we know it is best to limit consumption. In the “plant” kingdom we do not find but there are foods such as clams, mussels, crab, shrimp, eggs, chicken and turkey that even if it contains a small amount can obviate the consumption of meat. To enhance bioavailability and “functionality” is recommended the combination with calcium-rich foods such as cheese and spinach, nuts, and bananas, containing vitamin B6.

It should be pointed out that the “functionality” of the recipe in the proposal is aimed at “healthy” individuals as a preventive measure, since in other cases could take over the interactions with drugs that may reduce or even cancel the effectiveness of vitamin B12, for example drugs for esophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, inflammatory enteric diseases, certain antibiotics (neomycin, chloramphenicol), anti-gout drugs and those for type II diabetes.