Friday, February 22, 2008

genetically modified foods

well, food suitable for humans in my believe is raw fresh fruit only. here is some info from article in nexus magazine: sowing the seeds of destruction.

in 2003, jeffrey smith's seeds of deception was published. it exposes the dangers of untested and unregulated genetically engineered or modified (ge/gm) foods that most people in  the usa eat every day with no knowledge of the potential health risks.

efforts to inform the public have been quashed, and reliable science has been buries.

consider what happened to the world's leading lectins and plant and plant genetics modification expert. uk-based arpad pusztai. he was vilified and fired from his research osition at scotland's rowett researdch institute for publishing industry-unfriendly data that he was commissioned to  produce on the safety of gm foods. his rowett research study was the first ever independent one conducted on them anywhere. he undertook it, believing in their promise, but became alarmed by his findings. his results were startling and have implications for humans eating genetically engineered/modified foods.

pusztai found that rats fed gm potatoes had smaller livers, hearts, testicles and brains. as well as damaged immune systems; they showed structuralchanges int heir white blood cells, making them more vulnerable to infection and disease compared to other rats fed  non  gm  potatoes.  it got worse. thymus and spleen damage showed up, as did enlarged tissues, including the pancreas and intestines. there were cases of liver atrophy as well as significant proliferation of stomach and intestinal cells that could be a sign of greater future risk of cancer.

equally alarming was that all this happened after only 10 days of testing, and the changes persisted after 110 days - that's the human equivalent of 10 years.

gm foods today saturate our diet, particularly in the usa. over 80% of all processed foods sold in supermarkets contain them. other gm food include grains like rice corn and wheat; legumes like soybeans (and range of soy products); vegetable oils, soft drinks, salad dressings,vegetables and fruits, dairy products including eggs meat and other animal products, and even infant formula. there's also a vast array of hidden additives and ingredients in processed foods (such as in tomato sauce, ice cream and peanut butter. they're unrevealed to consumers because such labeling is prohibited - yet the more of these foods that we eat, the greater the potential threat to our health.

today, we're all lab rats in an uncontrolled, unregulated mass human experiment,the results of which areas yet unknown. the risks from it are beyond measure, and it will take many years to discover them once gm seeds are introduced to an area, the genie is out of the bottle for keeps.


this is just small part of 3 page  article, there is surely lot to say about gm food. about food in whole.

life is sweet with gm free raw fresh fruit

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