Mystery Soy "Meat"
How much of the soy in your soy burger, or your loaf of bread for that matter, is genetically modified? If you eat a lot of processed foods, you should be particularly concerned because, “it is estimated that over 70 percent of the foods in grocery stores in the U.S. and Canada contain genetically engineered ingredients.” Unlike other countries, American governments have left us in the dark, so that, “citizens in the United States and Canada are engaged in the largest feeding experiment in human history and most people are not even aware of the fact.” (click here for more info)
The FDA has not been policing engineered foods, therefore rigorous scientific protocol which calls for “Animal studies using large doses of the additive for long periods [of time] . . . to show that the substance would not cause harmful effects in people when eaten in expected amounts” has not been applied.
Not outraged yet? Maybe that’s because the media has not reported on recent studies which show that some GM foods are proving to have negative health implications. This is just one of many censored news reports you won’t be hearing soon on your television news channel.
#11 Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed
- Research by the Russian Academy of Sciences released in December 2005 found that more than half of the offspring of rats fed GM soy died within the first three weeks of life, six times as many as those born to mothers fed on non-modified soy. Six times as many offspring fed GM soy were also severely underweight.
- In November 2005, a private research institute in Australia, CSIRO Plant Industry, put a halt to further development of a GM pea cultivator when it was found to cause an immune response in laboratory mice.
- In the summer of 2005, an Italian research team led by a cellular biologist at the University of Urbino published confirmation that absorption of GM soy by mice causes development of misshapen liver cells, as well as other cellular anomalies.
- In May of 2005 the review of a highly confidential and controversial Monsanto report on test results of corn modified with Monsanto MON863 was published in The Independent/UK.
Monsanto GM soy and corn are widely consumed by Americans at a time when the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization has concluded, "In several cases, GMOs have been put on the market when safety issues are not clear."