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    GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN PRODUCING HERBICIDES IN YOUR GUT? A widely cultivated variety of genetically engineered corn may be slowly poisoning American
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 9, 2006
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      GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN PRODUCING HERBICIDES IN YOUR GUT?
      A widely cultivated variety of genetically engineered corn may be slowly
      poisoning American consumers. Dupont's Pioneer Liberty Link corn was bioengineered
      to withstand high levels of the toxic herbicide glufosinate. Enzymes in the
      plant actually break down the herbicide, making it less toxic to the plant,
      thereby allowing farmers to apply higher levels of herbicides to the plant and
      surrounding weeds. Scientists are now finding that enzymes in the human gut are
      likely "reactivating" the herbicide within our bodies. A recent study on rats
      found that 10% of the chemicals were reconverted back to the toxic herbicide
      within the digestive tract of the animal. Another study on goats found a full
      30% of the herbicide was rebuilt in the gut. Glufosinate is known to cause
      nerve damage and is a likely endocrine disruptor. Scientists are also concerned
      that by reactivating the toxic chemical in the digestive tract, it is likely
      killing off beneficial bacteria necessary for healthy digestion.
      Learn more: http://www.organicconsumers.org/2006/article_637.cfm








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