We know that numerous medications interfere with your gut health, but what’s depleting your body’s ‘good’ bacteria may go even further. Researchers have found that a deadly strain of bacteria created by the biotech industry is likely growing in your digestive system. As many experts have suspected, GM foods tainted with the omnipresent agrochemical, Roundup, are causing widespread changes in the microbiome of those who consume them.
The changes to our gut flora has long been linked to genetically modified food consumption, but this study points to an exact culprit which results in a wide array of lethal disease. The study to confirm this is titled, “The Influence of Glyphosate on the Microbiota and Production of Botulinum Neurotoxin During Ruminal Fermentation.”
GreenMedInfo previously reported that a deadly bacteria which grows with biotech herbicide use was causing “dysbiosis (pathogenic alteration of gut bacteria), a condition which profoundly affects and alters the so-called holobiont, or total set of organisms plus human cells that make up our bodily constitution, and as a consequence, health.”
Our gut bacteria has been carefully crafted by Mother Nature for ages so that we could thrive in an environment containing a host of microbes. Scientists have even studied 700-year old poop, analyzing 14th century petrified human feces to understand the human digestive system more fully.
If the delicate balance of our gut bacteria is altered, we can only expect disease.
The exploding gluten sensitivity epidemic, for instance, is likely a direct result of the increasing prevalence of glyphosate-tainted food, a topic recently explored in a collaborative paper produced through Sayer Ji, Jeffrey Smith, Stephanie Seneff, Tom Malterre, and Dr. Tom O’ Bryan. Though antibiotics are the primary culprit for destroying healthy gut bacteria, GMOs are right there with them, wrecking havoc on our health.
The forthright MIT senior scientist Stephanie Seneff has said the following on this topic:
“The way glyphosate works is that it interrupts the shikimate pathway, a metabolic function in plants that allows them to create essential amino acids. When this path is interrupted, the plants die. Human cells don’t have a shikimate pathway so scientists and researchers believed that exposure to glyphosate would be harmless.”
But now we know through this study, that glyphosate interferes with the microbial communities that form the basis for our digestive health, altering its complex functioning in a manner that interferes with the production of basic amino acids and neurohormones, giving the harmful bacteria carte blanche to run freely through our intestinal tracts.
The harmful bacteria in question? A highly pathogenic Clostridum botulinum strain, which:
“. . .causes dysbiosis which favors the production of botulinum toxin in the rumen. The global regulations restrictions for the use of glyphosate should be re-evaluated, and is the most acutely toxic substance known, and that despite the fact it is FDA-approved for use “cosmetically,” e.g. Botox injections, it is being looked at as a potential bioweapon because it only takes 75 billionths of a gram (75 ng) to kill a person weighing 75 kg (165 lbs). It has been estimated that only 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs) would be enough to kill the entire human population.”
Still not certain whether GMOs shouldn’t be peddled across nations like snake oil? Consider the motives that might be behind such a toxic substance, and act according to your own edified instincts.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.