There are generally two types of GMO corn, those that are herbicide-resistant and those that inherently contain pesticide. The latter is popularly known as Bt corn because it contains a transgene that enables it to produce Bacillus thuringiensis toxin. This is a substance secreted by the said bacteria that can effectively kill pests such as the corn borer.
The stated reasons for genetically altering corn and other cash crops are agronomic. GMO corn can supposedly better withstand environmental stress like pests and thus lower costs for farmers and increase their productivity. These modifications have nothing to do with improving the nutritional quality of corn.
“You are what you eat” is more than just a saying. If the simple improper preparation or cooking of a particular food can already impact your health, what more could genetically modifying that food do to your body?
Continue reading and find out the negative effects of GMO corn (and be sure to also check out recommended soak times for beans, grains, legumes, nuts and rice). Continue reading