The more we learn about GMOs, the scarier they get! A recent study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) discovered a gene in many genetically modified food crops that is toxic to humans.
Out of the 86 GM crops that were tested, such as corn and soy, 54 were found to contain the dangerous and potentially poisonous gene, now known as ‘Gene VI.’ In addition to begin potentially poisonous to humans who consume the gene, research shows that it interferes with plants’ natural abilities to fend of pests.
A review of the EFSA research in Independent Science News said the presence of the viral gene appears to have been missed by biotech companies, universities and government regulators. Of course, the big food companies who profit from sales of the GM crops insist that they are safe for consumption. However, their effects on human and livestock health are not well understood.