Many pediatricians recommend avoiding corn in your baby’s diet until he/she is at least one year old. Why then, is one of the main ingredients in commercial formula’s and baby foods…corn starch, corn syrup solids, and soy? All of the formulas, even the most hypoallergenic varieties are filled with these ingredients. And to further complicate matters, corn is not recognized as a significant allergen, so it’s not required listing on labels for people with multiple allergies. You will find warnings for wheat, gluten, nuts, milk, eggs, soy, shellfish, but not corn. Perhaps it is because corn makes up nearly 80% of our modern convenience food products. It is in nearly everything processed, that we buy to heat up and serve, nearly everything we use to flavor our foods. And, it is also in nearly all of our baby hygiene products and powders.
If you or anyone else in your family has severe allergies or intolerance’s to certain foods/chemicals then you should seriously consider the corn/MSG connection. The risk of your baby experiencing an allergic reaction or digestive intolerance to corn is greater if you have a family history of any type of allergy, especially skin rashes like eczema and histamine-type reactions.
Pets with severe skin rashes, nervousness, and depression has been linked to grain-based diets, which is basically all common, commercial brands of pet food available. People turn their vets the same way they turn to pediatricians, to solve the misery of their pets and children. The solutions? Steroids, Antibiotics, and various symptom numbing meds. Avoid adding to the problem, and try changing the diet. Raw fruits and vegetables (organic where possible)…avoid CORN…the worst of the GMO goods.
By Caryn Talty
A new report from the International Journal of Biological Sciences has found Monsanto’s three most popular varieties of GM corn (NK 603, MON 810, and MON 863) to cause organ damage in rats, contrary to an earlier study done by Monsanto that led to U.S. government approval of these GM seeds.
The French study completed by Joël Spiroux de Vendômois, François Roullier, Dominique Cellier, and Gilles-Eric Séralini from the universities of Rouen and Caen, was much more comprehensive and included six ‘reference’ groups, or control groups, which ate non GM corn. The test rats were fed for 90 days, and unlike the Monsanto study, were fed a much higher content of GM corn. (Monsanto’s study fed their animal subjects only 11% GM corn.)
The French scientists discovered adverse effects from eating GM corn, mostly affecting the kidney and the liver, “dietary detoxifying organs”. They also noted effects in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen, and haematopoietic system (blood system, which regulates immunity).
“Males are clearly more sensitive than female animals to show physiological disturbances when fed NK 603. This is not observed for all three GM maize varieties.”
They also noted that dosage matters. Effects for 83% of males were often seen after the highest dosage level, 33% GM corn in the mixture.
Vendômois et al concludes that the high statistical differences in organ function between males and females is significant and they believe their data proves GM corn causes hepatorenal toxicity.
“This can be due to the new pesticides (herbicide or insecticide) present specifically in each type of GM maize, although unintended metabolic effects due to the mutagenic properties of the GM transformation process cannot be excluded. All three GM maize varieties contain a distinctly different pesticide residue associated with their particular GM event (glyphosate and AMPA in NK 603, modified Cry1Ab in MON 810, modified Cry3Bb1 in MON 863). 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.”
The Rouen and Craen scientists claim that their data proves there is a need for long term, multi-generational studies to further investigate the possible phenomena of GM crop ingestion and the acute and chronic toxic effects on livestock and even the public.
In conclusion, they write: “Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the function of these organs in rats consuming GM maize varieties for just 90 days.”