An experiment conducted on an Iowa farm by biochemist Judy Carman has revealed evidence that GMO foods may be taking their toll on human health.
The researchers discovered that the group of pigs fed on a diet of genetically modified corn and soy showed increased stomach inflammation compared to their peers given an equivalent amount of non-GMO feed.
Of the 168 farm-raised pigs studied by Carman and her team, 84 were fed GM grains, while the other 84 were fed non-GM commercial feed. Both groups were kept in controlled environments, raised under identical feeding and housing conditions until they were slaughtered five months later.
Although there was no outward difference between the groups in life expectancy or weight gain, autopsies revealed that the pigs fed on a GMO diet experienced a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation.
A full 32 percent of GMO-fed pigs had inflamed stomachs, compared to just 12 percent of control group pigs. Female GMO-fed pigs also had inflammation of the uterus, making their uteri 25 percent heavier than those of female pigs not fed GM food.
The anatomy of pigs and humans is surprisingly similar. So the question remains, if GMO crops are causing health problems in pigs, what are they doing to us?