GM vs. non-GM corn

Recently, a report given to Moms Across America by an employee of Canada’s only non-GM corn seed company, De Dell Seeds, contained some shocking facts. The report offers a stunning picture of the nutritional differences between GM and non-GM corn.

Recently, a report given to Moms Across America by an employee of Canada’s only non-GM corn seed company, De Dell Seeds, contained some shocking facts. The report offers a stunning picture of the nutritional differences between GM and non-GM corn.

by Joanne Henning Tedesco — 

People are talking about genetically modified (GM) foods and glyphosate, the ingredient in Roundup® that is used to kill weeds, which has been added to GM foods. But many people do not know that genetic modification is also making our modern food less nutritious than it used to be.

Recently, a report given to Moms Across America by an employee of Canada’s only non-GM corn seed company, De Dell Seeds, contained some shocking facts. The report offers a stunning picture of the nutritional differences between GM and non-GM corn.

The following information shows that the two products are not the same nutritionally, which was the very premise by which genetically modified crops were approved in the first place.

Here is a small sampling of the nutritional differences found in this 2012 nutritional analysis:

Calcium: GM corn = 14 ppm / non-GM corn = 6,130 ppm. The non-GM corn has 437 times more calcium.

Magnesium: GM corn = 2 ppm / non-GM corn = 113 ppm. The non-GM corn has 56 times more magnesium.

Manganese: GM corn = 2 ppm / non-GM corn = 14 ppm. The non-GM corn has seven times more manganese.

The GM corn was also found to contain 13 ppm of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup Ready herbicide) compared to zero in non-GM corn. Also found were extremely high levels of formaldehyde, which is a well-known carcinogenic byproduct of glyphosate metabolism.

It is interesting that animals, when given a choice, avoid genetically modified food. Yet in the U.S., more than 85 percent of all corn grown is now genetically modified.

We are what we eat and we should consume the highest quality foods. There is no question that GM seeds are vastly inferior to most ancient seeds.

 

Joanne Henning Tedesco is editor of AzNetNews.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 32, Number 4, August/September 2013.

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