A disturbing study from Austria suggests that GM foods may have detrimental effects on our health according to the Organic Consumers Association. Unfortunately it seems that it is very difficult to find and expose the cause of the problem because funding often mysteriously dries up; scientists are transferred, threatened or fired, and the health risk link to GMOs is vehemently denied. What do you think? Should we be concerned?
Two new government studies, published within days of each other, point to disturbing health hazards of genetically modified (GM) foods.
On November 13th, a study by the Italian National Institute of Research on Food and Nutrition showed how GM corn caused significant immune system changes in mice, related to allergic and inflammatory responses. The corn, sold by Monsanto, contains a gene that produces the toxic “Bt” pesticide in every cell–and in every bite. The results raise the question whether this toxin (or some other unpredictable change in the GM corn) might be contributing to the rise in allergies or other immune disorders in North America. Read the entire article