It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

The new scientific study on Genetically modified foods the truth is out....

page: 1
21
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:39 PM
link   
www.foodmatters.tv...

he Truth Is Out on Genetically Modified Foods - And It's Not Pretty

By the Institute for Responsible Technology , Your Consumer Safety Partner - May 20, 2009

This week, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.” They called for a moratorium on GM foods, long-term independent studies, and labeling. AAEM’s position paper stated, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They conclude, “There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation,” as defined by recognized scientific criteria. “The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.”

More and more doctors are already prescribing GM-free diets. Dr. Amy Dean, a Michigan internal medicine specialist, and board member of AAEM says, “I strongly recommend patients eat strictly non-genetically modified foods.” Ohio allergist Dr. John Boyles says “I used to test for soy allergies all the time, but now that soy is genetically engineered, it is so dangerous that I tell people never to eat it.”

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, President of AAEM, says, “Physicians are probably seeing the effects in their patients, but need to know how to ask the right questions.” World renowned biologist Pushpa M. Bhargava goes one step further. After reviewing more than 600 scientific journals, he concludes that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a major contributor to the sharply deteriorating health of Americans.




posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:53 PM
link   
It gets even more scarier:

Food designed to produce toxin
GM corn and cotton are engineered to produce their own built-in pesticide in every cell. When bugs bite the plant, the poison splits open their stomach and kills them. Biotech companies claim that the pesticide, called Bt—produced from soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis—has a history of safe use, since organic farmers and others use Bt bacteria spray for natural insect control. Genetic engineers insert Bt genes into corn and cotton, so the plants do the killing.

The Bt-toxin produced in GM plants, however, is thousands of times more concentrated than natural Bt spray, is designed to be more toxic, has properties of an allergen, and unlike the spray, cannot be washed off the plant.

Moreover, studies confirm that even the less toxic natural bacterial spray is harmful. When dispersed by plane to kill gypsy moths in the Pacific Northwest, about 500 people reported allergy or flu-like symptoms. Some had to go to the emergency room.
The exact same symptoms are now being reported by farm workers throughout India, from handling Bt cotton.[xiii] In 2008, based on medical records, the Sunday India reported, “Victims of itching have increased massively this year . . . related to BT cotton farming.”
GMOs provoke immune reactions
AAEM states, “Multiple animal studies show significant immune dysregulation,” including increase in cytokines, which are “associated with asthma, allergy, and inflammation”—all on the rise in the US.

According to GM food safety expert Dr. Arpad Pusztai, changes in the immune status of GM animals are “a consistent feature of all the studies.” Even Monsanto’s own research showed significant immune system changes in rats fed Bt corn. A November 2008 by the Italian government also found that mice have an immune reaction to Bt corn.

GM soy and corn each contain two new proteins with allergenic properties, GM soy has up to seven times more trypsin inhibitor—a known soy allergen, and skin prick tests show some people react to GM, but not to non-GM soy. Soon after GM soy was introduced to the UK, soy allergies skyrocketed by 50%. Perhaps the US epidemic of food allergies and asthma is a casualty of genetic manipulation.
Animals dying in large numbers
In India, animals graze on cotton plants after harvest. But when shepherds let sheep graze on Bt cotton plants, thousands died. Post mortems showed severe irritation and black patches in both intestines and liver (as well as enlarged bile ducts). Investigators said preliminary evidence “strongly suggests that the sheep mortality was due to a toxin. . . . most probably Bt-toxin.” In a small follow-up feeding study by the Deccan Development Society, all sheep fed Bt cotton plants died within 30 days; those that grazed on natural cotton plants remained healthy.

In a small village in Andhra Pradesh, buffalo grazed on cotton plants for eight years without incident. On January 3rd, 2008, the buffalo grazed on Bt cotton plants for the first time. All 13 were sick the next day; all died within 3 days.

Bt corn was also implicated in the deaths of cows in Germany, and horses, water buffaloes, and chickens in The Philippines.

In lab studies, twice the number of chickens fed Liberty Link corn died; 7 of 20 rats fed a GM tomato developed bleeding stomachs; another 7 of 40 died within two weeks. Monsanto’s own study showed evidence of poisoning in major organs of rats fed Bt corn, according to top French toxicologist G. E. Seralini.
Worst finding of all—GMOs remain inside of us
The only published human feeding study revealed what may be the most dangerous problem from GM foods. The gene inserted into GM soy transfers into the DNA of bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function. This means that long after we stop eating GMOs, we may still have potentially harmful GM proteins produced continuously inside of us. Put more plainly, eating a corn chip produced from Bt corn might transform our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories, possibly for the rest of our lives.

When evidence of gene transfer is reported at medical conferences around the US, doctors often respond by citing the huge increase of gastrointestinal problems among their patients over the last decade. GM foods might be colonizing the gut flora of North Americans.

Warnings by government scientists ignored and denied

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had warned about all these problems even in the early 1990s. According to documents released from a lawsuit, the scientific consensus at the agency was that GM foods were inherently dangerous, and might create hard-to-detect allergies, poisons, gene transfer to gut bacteria, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged their superiors to require rigorous long-term tests.[xxvii] But the White House had ordered the agency to promote biotechnology and the FDA responded by recruiting Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former attorney, to head up the formation of GMO policy. That policy, which is in effect today, denies knowledge of scientists’ concerns and declares that no safety studies on GMOs are required. It is up to Monsanto and the other biotech companies to determine if their foods are safe. Mr. Taylor later became Monsanto’s vice president.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:54 PM
link   
reply to post by Applesandoranges
 



If it's not already true, a couple years from now, that's all that American's will be consuming.

Genetically. Altered. Foods.

G.A.F. more like GAG.

My fiance and I are growing a garden ourselves, so that we don't have to deal with this sick and twisted idea of cuisine. It's wretched that they're now resorting to distorting our food.

Just sickening.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:58 PM
link   

Dangerously few studies, untraceable diseases
AAEM states, “GM foods have not been properly tested” and “pose a serious health risk.” Not a single human clinical trial on GMOs has been published. A 2007 review of published scientific literature on the “potential toxic effects/health risks of GM plants” revealed “that experimental data are very scarce.” The author concludes his review by asking, “Where is the scientific evidence showing that GM plants/food are toxicologically safe, as assumed by the biotechnology companies?”

Famed Canadian geneticist David Suzuki answers, “The experiments simply haven’t been done and we now have become the guinea pigs.” He adds, “Anyone that says, ‘Oh, we know that this is perfectly safe,’ I say is either unbelievably stupid or deliberately lying.”

Dr. Schubert points out, “If there are problems, we will probably never know because the cause will not be traceable and many diseases take a very long time to develop.” If GMOs happen to cause immediate and acute symptoms with a unique signature, perhaps then we might have a chance to trace the cause.

This is precisely what happened during a US epidemic in the late 1980s. The disease was fast acting, deadly, and caused a unique measurable change in the blood—but it still took more than four years to identify that an epidemic was even occurring. By then it had killed about 100 Americans and caused 5,000-10,000 people to fall sick or become permanently disabled. It was caused by a genetically engineered brand of a food supplement called L-tryptophan.

If other GM foods are contributing to the rise of autism, obesity, diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease, allergies, reproductive problems, or any other common health problem now plaguing Americans, we may never know. In fact, since animals fed GMOs had such a wide variety of problems, susceptible people may react to GM food with multiple symptoms. It is therefore telling that in the first nine years after the large scale introduction of GM crops in 1996, the incidence of people with three or more chronic diseases nearly doubled, from 7% to 13%.

To help identify if GMOs are causing harm, the AAEM asks their “members, the medical community, and the independent scientific community to gather case studies potentially related to GM food consumption and health effects, begin epidemiological research to investigate the role of GM foods on human health, and conduct safe methods of determining the effect of GM foods on human health.”

Citizens need not wait for the results before taking the doctors advice to avoid GM foods. People can stay away from anything with soy or corn derivatives, cottonseed and canola oil, and sugar from GM sugar beets—unless it says organic or “non-GMO.” There is a pocket Non-GMO Shopping Guide, co-produced by the Institute for Responsible Technology and the Center for Food Safety, which is available as a download, as well as in natural food stores and in many doctors’ offices.

If even a small percentage of people choose non-GMO brands, the food industry will likely respond as they did in Europe—by removing all GM ingredients. Thus, AAEM’s non-GMO prescription may be a watershed for the US food supply.

Source: www.opposingviews.com...


You can download a Non GMO shopping guide pdf on the website posted above in first post.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:02 PM
link   

Originally posted by undefy.gravity
reply to post by Applesandoranges
 



If it's not already true, a couple years from now, that's all that American's will be consuming.

Genetically. Altered. Foods.

G.A.F. more like GAG.

My fiance and I are growing a garden ourselves, so that we don't have to deal with this sick and twisted idea of cuisine. It's wretched that they're now resorting to distorting our food.

Just sickening.


It is their aim to make us sick and sterile. They introduced this and now codex alimentarius so that people wotn be able to grow their own food and so that no one could be nutritionally nourished. Its like we all fell into their lair.

The only way out of it is to grow our own food but they are trying to stop that aswell.. I only buy heirloom and organic seeds now to grow my own food. Anastasia and the ringing cedars is a good book to ge tout of the matirx we are in.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:03 PM
link   
There is'nt one thing we eat, drink, smell, touch that isnt toxic already
wish everyone would wake up to this fact. Everything is designed that
way on purpose, for our demise, educate yourself.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:06 PM
link   
Truly this should be the headline in the news every day until everyone gets it, 'YOUR FOOD IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK I IS AND HSN"T BEEN FOR A LONG TIME NOW! '

I have tried to tell my family members about this, they just brush it off, I told co workers, they too brush it off. I grow a garden each year, it fills our freezer and cabinets for most of the year with real food, but I didn't even know about GMO's until ATS, and now I have done my own research and it is not pretty, but the worst part is, folks see this on the news and still don't get that ALL their 'fresh' vegetables are GMO's, canned, fresh, frozen, it doesn't matter! They serve it up on the side with some franken meat hamburger helper and dinners done! Why doesn't MSM ride this one to the limits until people get it?



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:32 PM
link   
MY first thought was fibromyalgia! Then the incredible rise in Autism that has been happening. I don't know much about this now, but by the end of the night I will have a clue and by tomorrow I will know what i have been eating.


edit:Canola oil, are you kidding me? My doctor advised me to use that oil, said it was the best one beside olive....can we trust anyone????

[edit on 5/28/2009 by redhead57]



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 12:06 AM
link   
GM canola has been introduced into Australia this year. OUr newspapers and media congratulate the idea. One news editor in the Aus Sunday telegraph sounded so arrogant he said " Australians will be eating GMO no matter what and ther eis nothing you can do about it." They are saying it to our face.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 12:57 AM
link   
What to say about this, lol, so many wrong things. We're going to be paying for this science experiment gone wrong big time. I fear the day that GM crops pollute natural crops by crossbreeding, the line is only going to get more and more blurred as the years go on.

We're really running ourselves into the ground. Medical care is already costing us a lot of money, and it'll only get worse in the future. But when we get socialized healthcare, we'll all be paying for this. We'll be paying for Monsanto's mistakes. It frustrating because to get people mobilized on this issue is taking, and is going to take forever.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 01:06 AM
link   
When you hear Michelle Obama wanting an organic only garden, you know there's something wrong.

Define organic for yourself using a dictionary and realize that GMO is the OPPOSITE of that. Organic is YES and gmo is NO. I think your choice will be clear.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 01:17 AM
link   
reply to post by Applesandoranges
 


Thanks for the link to the shopping guide. I think most of us will be growing our own gardens, I know we already do. It'll just become a way of life for anyone who wants any quality of life.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 01:25 AM
link   
Growing our own gardens needs to start to get viral. Get your neighbours into a food sharing/swapping scheme. Do mail box drops we need to educate the public.


more news:
www.naturalnews.com...

[edit on 29-5-2009 by Applesandoranges]



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 04:58 PM
link   
reminds me of a recent thread under 'breaking alt. news'

www.abovetopsecret.com...

GM crops do more harm to the topsoil than anything else, which is why, sadly, toxic effects will be the only think which will get people thinking and acting.

there is much more at stake than the senseless deaths and suffering among generations currently alive.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:44 PM
link   
My son and granddaughter accuse me of being negative for all my efforts to warn them about this.

Granddau. has a problem - I tell her to consider food allergies, but this falls on deaf ears, as she does not believe in food allergies.

I have them - big time. Came on after eating one of those frozen Chinese Vegetable dinners with that good tasting Soy Sauce. Just add meat...and I ate the whole thing - got a big thundering headache. I never got headaches before. Then I ate the 2nd package with the same result.
After that there was a cascade of additonal foods that did the same thing.
My system is now so screwed up that all I can eat is Home Made Bread, grapes, pears, and chicken that has not been washed in Citric Acid.
Non-poisonous potatos are becoming very hard to find.
Sorry thing is I have to eat it and get sick in order to know.

You only need to google "fruit and vegetable allergies soaring" to get an idea of the seriousness of the matter.

I printed and article, but didn't note where it came from.

At the rate they are going, humans will all be dead by 2025 and the roaches will have charge of the planet.
I wonder if that will include the Annunaki.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:54 PM
link   
reply to post by Applesandoranges
 


A couple of things, firstly that most plants produce some form of pesticide to protect themselves, granted at lower levels. Second every single food you eat is GM food. Why do i say this? Have you ever seen the origins of wheat and carrots for example? They are small and horribel tasting, i know because i have seen and tasted them.

They were selectively bred, that is GM. Granted a slower approach but it's still GM.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 06:17 PM
link   

Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984

They were selectively bred, that is GM. Granted a slower approach but it's still GM.


False. Selective breeding is not genetic modification. It's selection. Grow enough of something, and you're going to get strong specimens and weak specimens. You'll get plants with desirable traits and those with undesirable traits. Selective breeding is simply the selection of strong specimens with desirable traits, and the discarding of the undesirable, weak ones.

While you selected the plant you wanted, you didn't go poking around and playing with it's genetic code to turn it into something you wanted. Since mother nature gave you a whole slew of them to begin with, you only chose to keep the "good" ones. Just like you pick your fruit at the store.

With selective breeding, you're not modifying the genes, you're just selecting the genes that happen to be appealing, but mother nature has already provided.

I do this in my garden myself. Every once in a while, I'll notice a squash plant, for example, produces more squash than the others do. I will take seeds from that particular squash for next years garden, and not the others. The following year, I have more squash plants producing more fruit. That doesn't make my squash genetically modified or engineered, it makes it the "pick of the litter" so to speak. But the only genetic engineering done, was done by Mother Nature.



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 06:03 AM
link   

Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
reply to post by Applesandoranges
 



They were selectively bred, that is GM. Granted a slower approach but it's still GM.


not at all, their genome was left unscathed.

if you wish to argue the point i'll first refer you to:


www.psrast.org...

the above site is loaded with articles about GMO use, especially crops.

www.nytimes.com...


Last year the Belgian scientists and Monsanto, working independently, found that the soybeans contained not only one complete copy of the bacterial gene, as intended, but two fragments of that gene. Monsanto filed reports with regulators around the world offering data to show that the fragments were not active genes and had no effect on the plant.

The paper now being published contains another revelation. Adjacent to one of those gene fragments is another stretch of DNA that Monsanto, in its report to regulators last year, had assumed was the soybean's native DNA.

But the Belgian scientists, led by Dr. Marc De Loose of the Center for Agricultural Research in Melle, said they could not find this stretch of DNA in the soybean that had not been genetically engineered.

They suggested that this unknown DNA is probably the plant's own DNA but that it was somehow rearranged, or scrambled, at the time the bacterial gene was inserted. Another possibility, they said, is that a portion of the plant's DNA was deleted, leaving other DNA in that position.



the process is by no means reliable and it's not known whether these scrambled strands are the result of in vitro errors or latent instability of the altered genome. there's an error mode, which leaves an end of a DNA strand without its complement, in effect turning it into half- single strand DNA.

such a thing isn't known to exist in nature and there's no basis for a prediction of its behaviour.

www.aquarianonline.com...

the tryptophan supplement scandal of 1989, resulting from improper GMO testing and procedures. the FDA banned tryptophan for entirely political reasons.

had people known even half the story, GMOs as a whole would have been stopped right then and they wouldn't let that happen.



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 08:30 AM
link   
reply to post by Long Lance
 


The genome is intact, but when cross breeding occurs often you end up with new information as it's chopped and changed around. You cannot breed a modern wheat plant with it's ancestor for example, because it is an entirely new species, with new information.

However let me be clear, i am still undecided on GM food and as for Monsanto, they're pure evil. One of their most horrible inventions were the crops that don't produce fertile seed Forcing farmers, often in countries that are 3rd world to have to buy more and more seed from Monsanto when in the past they would just save seed and so have more money to live on.



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 01:35 PM
link   
reply to post by Applesandoranges
 


Well, they'll have to kill me first before I'll stop gardening my own food.

I think this is quite an important issue to all of us and one of the actual proven threats that is coming onto this country.




top topics



 
21
<<   2 >>

log in

join