Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You are what you eat

I've been arguing for years about the dangers of genetically modified foods and now the American Academy of Environmental Medicine released a position paper stating they "pose a serious health risk."
“Multiple animal studies have shown that GM foods cause damage to various organ systems in the body. With this mounting evidence, it is imperative to have a moratorium on GM foods for the safety of our patients’ and the public’s health,” said Dr. Amy Dean, PR chair and Board Member of AAEM.
Full position paper available at the link. And as far as I'm concerned GM seeds pose every bit as much risk to the environment. Proponents claim the world can't produce enough food to feed a growing population but I doubt that's true. GM technology has always been about control of the supply and fatter profits for the corporations.

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Blogger (O)CT(O)PUS said...

"control of the supply and fatter profits for the corporations"

Especially the most unscrupulous of them all ... Monsanto. There have been several stories in circulation about farmers in the third world who have committed suicide because they were driven into insolvency and starvation by Monsanto. This company needs to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

BTW, their seed corn has been genetically modified to produce a toxin that kills insects ... even the good ones such as honey bees and butterflies ... and the same toxin goes into your system when you eat it.

If I find the link, I'll be back.

6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Monsanto is surely at the root of GM evil 8pus. I've seen the accounts of the suicidal farmers. Big problem in India. Would love to see the link on the corn. Thanks.

7:26:00 PM  
Blogger (O)CT(O)PUS said...

Here is a link on the farmer suicides story.

8:34:00 PM  
Blogger (O)CT(O)PUS said...

G-M effects on bees: here and here.

G-M effects on butterflies: here.

8:49:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Disgusting. Thanks for the links.

9:37:00 AM  

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