Study: Hypothetical Link Between Infertility and GM Food

Hypothetical Link Between Infertility and Genetically Modified Food,” by Mingxia Gao, Bin Li, Wenzhen Yuan, Lihui Zhao and Xuehong Zhang, Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture, Vol. 6, Issue 2; 2014 (7 pages)

This interesting study must be downloaded from HERE.

Author(s): Mingxia Gao, Bin Li, Wenzhen Yuan, Lihui Zhao and Xuehong Zhang

Affiliation: Reproductive Medicine Hospital of the First Affiliated Hospital, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, P. R. China.


It is speculated that genetically modified food (GMF)/genetically modified organism (GMO) is responsible for infertility development. The risk linked with a wide use of GMFs/GMOs offers the basic elements for social criticism. However, to date, it has not been justified whether the bad effects are directly resulted from products of genetic modifications or trans-genesis process. Extensive experience with the risk assessment of whole foods has been applied recently on the safety and nutritional testing of GMFs/GMOs. Investigations have tested the safety of GMFs including sub-acute, chronic, reproductive, multi-generation and carcinogenicity studies. We extrapolated the potential risks associated with GMFs/GMOs on reproduction, and analyzed the multi-aspect linked between infertility and GMFs/GMOs. It could be conjectured that GMFs/GMOs could be potential hazard on reproduction, linking to the development of infertility through influencing the endocrine metabolism, endometriosis. However, little evidence shows the impaction on embryo or reproductive related tumor due to the limited literatures, and needs further research. The article presents some related patents on GMFs/GMOs, and some methods for tracking GMOs.


Another interesting study:

Assessing the impact of pesticides associated with genetically modified plants on the incidence of endometriosis,” by Krystel Paris, Samuel Leblanc, Youssef Ainmelk, Jean-Marie Moutquin and Aziz Aris, Programmes de sciences cliniques (2010)

English version begins on page 62

Another related study can be found here:

A New Hypothesis for the Mechanism of Glyphosate Induced Intestinal Permeability in the Pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,” by Jim Parker, published by: ACNEM Journal (The Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine), Vol 34. No 2; June 2015

See: pages 3-7


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