Severe, acute kidney injuries have doubled over the last decade and continue to rise by 10 percent a year according to a hot new study out of the University of California, San Francisco. Raymond K. Hsu, MD, a UCSF nephrologist who led the research said “That was a staggering revelation of how increasingly common and how life-threatening acute kidney injury has become over the past decade in the United States.” Of course, doctors are clueless and cannot account for the rise in acute kidney injury.
Meanwhile, the latest word from the American Society of Nephrology says that the total number of deaths associated with dialysis-requiring acute kidney injuries rose from 18,000 in 2000 to nearly 39,000 in 2009 – that’s more than double in a decade. When you look at all the studies that are coming out showing kidney failure and injuries in study animals after 90 days on GMO foods, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out “why.”
Acute kidney injury – The silent killer
Chi-yuan Hsu, MD, who is chief of the Division of Nephrology in the UCSF School of Medicine says, “Even if you were to lose 80 percent of your kidney function, you wouldn’t feel it… because the organ itself is so redundant in structure and steadfast in function.” The epidemic of acute kidney disease is a silent one. The kidneys are composed of more than a million identical structures called nephrons that filter blood and produce urine. One kidney can function even if a large portion of it is damaged or shut down.
Chi-yuan Hsu further states that once the damage to the kidneys becomes severe enough to require dialysis, the result is often fatal – about one-fifth of patients with acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in the study died.
More science-based research concludes that GMOs are organ damaging
A new study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences (IJBS), which analyzed the effects of GMO foods on mammalian health, found that Monsanto’s GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats. The study concluded: “Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs… some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted… We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity….These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown.”
Interestingly, this was a 90-day study that showed once-again, the damaging effects of GMO foods. The mammals used were rats that live about two years. These rats were fed GMO foods for 90 days and then compared to rats fed a non-GMO diet. 90 days of a rat’s life equates to the human equivalent of roughly 10 years of life – putting us on the threshold of cataclysmic health disaster.
The giant responds
Big Ag’s GMO food giant Monsanto immediately responded to the IBJS study, stating that the research is “based on faulty analytical methods and reasoning and do not call into question the safety findings for these products.”
The IJBS study’s author Gilles-Eric Seralini responded to Monsanto’s ambiguous statement: “Our study contradicts Monsanto conclusions because Monsanto systematically neglects significant health effects in mammals that are different in males and females eating GMOs, or not proportional to the dose. This is a very serious mistake, dramatic for public health. This is the major conclusion revealed by our work, the only careful reanalysis of Monsanto crude statistical data.”
The FDA (further delays ahead) is failing to protect you
The scientific evidence of organ damage done by GMO foods is overwhelming. Multiple studies prove that. If you are waiting around while the FDA makes a final determination about the devastating effects of GMO foods on your health, you are only hurting yourself. To protect yourself and your loved ones, only purchase certified GMO-free foods.