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Fresh doubts have arisen about the safety of genetically modified crops, with a new study reporting presence of Bt toxin, used widely in GM crops, in human blood for the first time.
Till now, scientists and multinational corporations promoting GM crops have maintained that Bt toxin poses no danger to human health as the protein breaks down in the human gut. But the presence of this toxin in human blood shows that this does not happen.
Scientists from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, have detected the insecticidal protein, Cry1Ab, circulating in the blood of pregnant as well as non-p
Originally posted by Extralien
Originally posted by wasco2
What I saw was a very small sample finding very small amounts of one toxin. They also failed to establish the presence of the toxin in the diets of the test subjects. I'm guessing even if the study's valid there's no reason to panic yet. Oh, wait, this is ATS, nevermind, panic away.
Originally posted by CoffeeMonster
sucks because GM foods are widely seen as a miracle.
I mean, crops that grow in abundance, in harsher conditions. The world is in famine, and we simply dont produce enough food to feed everyone.
Very tragic. Either famine, or franken foods that may poison us.
pick your poison.