Are genetically modified foods killing your kidney cells?

A new European study shows low doses of Bt biopesticide CryA1b as well as the glyphosate herbicide used by Monsanto in genetically modified crops (GM) kills human kidney cells. The herbicide is bred into plants and currently accounts for 39% of globally cultivated GM crops. This is the first study that provides evidence on the toxicity of Bt protein in human cells. This work comes at a time when the French environment and agricultural ministers are seeking an EU-wide ban of Monsanto’s MON810 Bt corn variety that is outlawed in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Greece, and Luxembourg.

Monstanto has been accused by researchers and by activist of having a monopoly on the global food supply, including GM alternatives to natural fruits and vegetables. There even exits an “I Hate Monstanto” Facebook page. In addition, the Organic Consumers Association has a website dedicated to tracking the company’s toxic products and relationships with politicians.

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