Saturday, March 14, 2015

Frito-Lay chips are filled with poison-producing GMO corn and deadly glyphosate herbicide

Frito-Lay chips are filled with poison-producing GMO corn and deadlyglyphosate herbicide

Natural News | March 12, 2015

The Texas-based Frito-Lay corporation, whose parent company is PepsiCo, has been caught selling deadly processed food products that contain both genetically modified (GM), pesticide-producing "corn" and Monsanto's Roundup herbicide (glyphosate), which is scientifically linked to causing hormone disruption, reproductive damage, digestive disorders and much more.

Recent tests conducted on Frito-Lay's SunChips product revealed the presence of GM Bt corn, which comprised 100% of the corn used in the product. Bt corn, as you'll probably recall, creates its own insecticide inside every cell of the plant, which can't be washed off and is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency -- Bt corn isn't food, in other words.

Feeding studies on mammals have found that Bt corn causes immune system disturbances, blood biochemistry disturbances, male reproductive organ damage, disturbances in the functioning of the digestive system and signs of organ toxicity. Proteins from Bt corn, which supposedly break down in the digestive tract, have also been found circulating in the blood of both pregnant and non-pregnant women.

Also found in SunChips were dangerously high levels of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller. Using Specific LC/MS/MS testing methods, the consumer advocacy group GMO Free USA observed levels of glyphosate in SunChips averaging 0.14 parts per million (ppm), or 0.14 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg).

Glyphosate, as we've continually reported, has been prolifically linked to damaging the endocrine (hormone) system, and triggering birth defects, infertility and major damage to the kidneys and other vital organs. Glyphosate also destroys gut microbiota, which the body needs to process and assimilate nutrients, as well as fight off harmful pathogens and maintain strong immunity.