The body apparently does not absorb genetic material from food

A study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed in the human body where it would e.g. be able to change the body’s ability to regulate the cholesterol metabolism or influence the immune system.

A major new study carried out by researchers from the National Food Institute has found no evidence that genetic material from the food we eat is absorbed via the intestine into the bloodstream from where it has the ability to change the body’s functions.

Technical Universit of Denmark: The body does not absorb genetic material from our food

This is guardedly good news for people concerned about consuming food products made from GMOs. It does not mean that other, non-genetic compounds in GMOs are not harmful though. For example, mutations in a soybean could lead to the production of bizarre compounds which could harm the body in multiple ways. And it is known that GMOs designed to resist pests basically integrate pesticides into their tissues, so while such foods may e.g. damage your liver or kidneys or screw up your reproductive system, at least their mutated genetic material will not merge with your genetic material to mutate you.