posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 11:50 AM
From the Organic Consumers Association a March 2008 article entitled, 'Spilling the Beans: Unintended GMO Health Risks'
"Did you know...GM plants, such as soybean, corn, cottonseed, and canola have had foreign genes forced into their DNA. And the inserted genes come
from species, such as bacteria and viruses that have never been in the human food supply."
"Did you know...genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not safe. They have been linked to thousands of toxic and allergenic reactions, thousands
of sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ and system studied in lab animals."
"Why isn't the FDA protecting us?"
"In 1992, the Food and Drug Administration claimed that they had no information showing that GM foods were substantially different from
conventionally grown foods and therefore were safe to eat. But internal memos made public by a lawsuit reveal that their position was staged by
political appointees under orders from the White House to promote GMOs. FDA scientists, on the other hand, warned that GMOs 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. The FDA does not require any safety evaluations for GMOs. Instead, biotech companies, who have been found guilty of hiding toxic effects of
their chemical products, are now in charge of determining whether their GM foods are safe. (The FDA official in charge of creating this policy was
Michael Taylor, Monsanto's former attorney and later their vice president.)"
The article cites and references a number of studies with waves of illnesses affecting nearby residents and field workers in a number of countries.