posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 06:41 AM
I was listening to the CBC radio program, Quirks and Quarks this weekend and one of the segments included a discussion abbout new discoveries in
"epigenetics", which is the study of how environmental effects and variables from an earlier population generation effects a later generattion.
It was suggested that reduction in smoking by grandparents could lead to less cancer in grandchildren, or something like that.
What wasn't discussed was, the massive increase in population use of prescribed drugs, particularly psycho-pharmacologicals in the general population
since the 1980's. Since 2010, GMOs have been consumed by most of American and western societies.
If epigenetic theories are real, then, what will be the genetic effects of recent population consumption of these new chemicals that could have
affected our genetic makeup?
I'm most concerned about the pharmaceuticals from an epigenetic perspective, but I have no science to base my apprehension upon.