Genetically Modified Foods, Are They Safe?
(Healingtalks) Are genetically modified foods safe? The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) doesn’t think so.
The Academy reported that animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM foods including
- Immune and food allergy problems
- Accelerated aging
- Faulty insulin regulation
- Changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.
The AAEM asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.
FDA’s own scientists ignored for political reasons
Before the FDA decided to allow GMOs into food without labeling, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems.
They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.
Since then, new findings among animals fed GMOs include:
- Thousands of farm animals died after grazing on Bt cotton in India
- Mice eating GM corn also had fewer and smaller babies. Many of these babies died within three weeks.
- Testicular cells in mice and rats also changed significantly
- By the third generation, a GM soy-fed hamster study showed they lost their ability to have babies altogether
- Rodents fed GM corn and soy showed immune system responses.
- Cooked GM soy contains as much as 7-times the amount of a known soy allergen
- Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50% in the UK, soon after GM soy was introduced
- Stomach linings of rats fed GM potatoes showed excessive cell growth, a condition akin to cancer.
- Organ lesions appeared, along with altered liver, pancreas cells and changed enzyme levels
Unlike safety evaluations for drugs, there are no human clinical trials of GM foods. The only published human feeding experiment revealed that the genetic material inserted into GM soy transfers into bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function. This means that long after we stop eating GM foods, we may still have their GM proteins produced continuously inside us. This could mean:
- If the antibiotic gene inserted into most GM crops were to transfer, it could create super diseases, resistant to antibiotics
- If the gene that creates Bt-toxin in GM corn were to transfer, it might turn our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories.
Although no studies have evaluated if antibiotic or Bt-toxin genes transfer, that is one of the key problems.
The safety assessments are too superficial, and dangerously so.
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