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The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) is warning people to avoid genetically modified foods.
This is scary stuff.
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.”
Here is the paper:
Animal studies also show altered structure and function of the liver, including altered lipid and carbohydrate metabolism as well as cellular changes that could lead to accelerated aging and possibly lead to the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). 7,8,10 Changes in the kidney, pancreas and spleen have also been documented. 6,8,10 A recent 2008 study links GM corn with infertility, showing a significant decrease in offspring over time and significantly lower litter weight in mice fed GM corn.8 This study also found that over 400 genes were found to be expressed differently in the mice fed GM corn. These are genes known to control protein synthesis and modification, cell signaling, cholesterol synthesis, and insulin regulation. Studies also show intestinal damage in animals fed GM foods, including proliferative cell growth9 and disruption of the intestinal immune system.6
Isn’t that special? Has this been in our mainstream “news”? No, of course not, because the corporations that own the “news” media would throw a f**king fit.
I remember when this stuff started coming out. I’m not a doctor, but I was pre-med in college, and learned a lot about biology. I thought “well, they’ll have to test this stuff thoroughly before it becomes commercial”. Wrong. They NEVER tested any of it.
They just started growing this stuff, willy-nilly, all cross the world, with not precautions or testing as to what might happen when this modified DNA enters the biosphere. We’re talking DNA here. DNA that is going to merge with other DNA, DNA that took millions of years of evolution to develop, suddenly being f**ked with arbitrarily by idiot humans.
With the precautionary principle in mind, because GM foods have not been properly tested for human consumption, and because there is ample evidence of probable harm, the AAEM asks:
Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.
Physicians to consider the possible role of GM foods in the disease processes of the patients they treat and to document any changes in patient health when changing from GM food to non-GM food.
Our 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.
For a moratorium on GM food, implementation of immediate long term independent safety testing, and labeling of GM foods, which is necessary for the health and safety of consumers.
Why were these foods never tested?
Money. Short term financial gain by a few corporations. That is the ONLY reason.
Why did Congress let this happen? Because Congress is in the pockets of the corporations.
Why did Americans let this happen? Because their windows to the world are literally owned and manipulated by the same corporations.
Your “reality” is what you see, and what Americans see is through their TV sets, and so their reality is literally OWNED and CREATED by the corporations that sell crap to them.
Thanks, Corporate America. You’ve really done it this time.
Here’s another link, at Seeds of Deception:
Please spread this far and wide!