Genetially Modified corn now makes up 88%+ of the corn available in the United States, but a recent study has concluded that organic is by far more nutritious and less toxic.
An investigation conducted by Canada’s only supplier of non-GMO corn discovered that genetically modified “Frankencorn” severely lacks a number of vital nutrients compared to its organic counterparts. In contrast, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn contains only a fraction of the amount of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and carbon normally found in natural corn. In fact, in nearly every vitamin and mineral category tested, GM corn was found to contain only trace amounts of many key nutrients.
What this study shows is that despite claims that there are no discernible differences between GMO and organic varieties of produce, evidence now proves the contrary. The report by De Dell See Company of London, Ontario, shows that GMO corn is nutritionally deficient and wholly unfit for human consumption.
For the study, corn ears were selected from two adjacent corn fields in Iowa. One was growing Roundup Ready corn, and the other was growing non-GMO corn. Ears of corn were then selected from multiple locations in each field two weeks prior to harvest to get a proper sampling, and then they were shelled from the cob and sent to a laboratory for testing.
Once there results came back, researchers concluded that the Roundup Ready corn contained 13 parts per million (ppm) of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide which the WHO recently labeled to be “probably carcinogenic.” In contrast, the organic corn contained NO glyphosate.
But 13 ppm should not be dismissed, as it is 130,000 times higher than what has been found to be toxic in water. ”The EPA standards for glyphosate in water in America is .7ppm,” explains Moms Across America. “European tests showed organ damage to animals at .1ppb (.0001ppm) of glyphosate in water.” What this means is that our water levels allow glyphosate 7,000X higher than what has been shown to be toxic in animals, and corn is 130,000 times that.
In addition, the GMO corn samples were found to have higher pH levels, higher sodium content, and significantly less natural phosphate, potassium, calcium, and magnesium compared to the organic corn.
In each of the following categories, non-GMO corn was found to have significantly higher nutrient levels:
- Phosphate: more than 14 times higher in non-GMO corn
- Potassium: more than 16 times higher
- Calcium: more than 437 times higher
- Magnesium: more than 56 times higher
Also, the soils of the non-GMO corn were also found to be superior in terms of their mineral content, presumably because they weren’t sprayed with nutrient-robbing glyphosate, which draws out the vital nutrients of living things.
The base saturation rates, which represent a measure of soil nutrient density, were also determined as follows:
- Sulfur: 14 times higher in non-GMO corn
- Manganese: 7 times higher
- Iron: more than 7 times higher
- Zinc: more than 6 times higher
- Copper: more than 6 times higher
- Cobalt: more than 7 times higher
- Molybdenum: more than 7 times higher
- Boron: more than 7 times higher
- Carbon: 30 times higher
And last but not least, the genetically modified corn was found to contain extremely high levels of various chemicals, chlorides, glyphosate and even formaldehyde, which is normally metabolized into carbon dioxide through a process that is blocked by the spraying of glyphosate.
Because glyphosate is a vital nutrient chelator, meaning it pulls out nutrients from the plants on which it is sprayed, experts believe the herbicide disrupts the normal enzymatic processes in plants that would otherwise break down formaldehyde.
“[T]he scariest part of this is that any RR plant (corn, soybean, canola, cotton, sugar beet or alfalfa) that is sprayed with glyphosate could potentially produce formaldehyde when it is sprayed with glyphosate and then the formaldehyde would unknowingly end up in the feed and food supply,” explains Moms Across America.