Friday, October 07, 2016
GMO: TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT ?
The controversial, heated and unending debate about the hazards/safety of GM "foods" has not yet been resolved; of course, the industry and their minions claim that GM so-called "food" is perfectly safe for human consumption.
However, the fact is that genetically engineered food crops have never been independently tested for human consumption because they have (fraudulently) been declared to be "subtantially equivalent" to non-GM food.
Furthermore, all tests conducted by the industry for regulatory approval are conducted using laboratory rats; this is a major flaw in the risk assessment of GMOs since humans are not rats!
Secondly, all industry-sponsored and funded laboratory tests are only conducted for 3 months, which is clearly insufficient to monitor and observe both animal and human health risks associated with consumption of GM "food".
Moreover, the industry has repeatedly corrupted and falsified both the science and the laboratory data by using "historical controls" as well as feeding GMO and glyphosate/Roundup contamined feed to the control group.
Moving beyond the sterile pro vs anti-GMO debate:
What is urgently needed to test the human health safety/hazards of GM crops and genetically engineered human "food" are HUMAN FEEDING CLINICAL TRIALS i.e. feeding GM "food" vs non-GM food i.e. organic food to the control group over several years and comparing the clinical and medical data.
Note: There would be nothing unethical in human feeding clinical trials using GM "food" since the overwhelming vast majority of the human population has been eating GM "foods" for the last 20 years and are therefore used by the industry as human guinea pigs for their experiments.
The industry and their minions who repeatedly claim that GM "foods" are perfectly safe for human consumption should practice what they preach and be recruited to eat their GMO "foods" in the clinical feeding experiment.
Food For Thought.