Sunday, 24 May 2009

US Doctors’ association calls for Moratorium on GMO Foods

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a call for an immediate moratorium on Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods. In a just-released position paper on GMO foods, the AAEM states that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk’ and calls for a moratorium on GMO foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes ‘there is more than a casual association between GMO foods and adverse health effects’ and that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health.’ The report is a devastating blow to the multibillion dollar international agribusiness industry, most especially to Monsanto Corporation, the world’s leading purveyor of GMO seeds and related herbicides.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2009.]


Steven said...

There is a growing concern that gmo foods are causing yet-unknown allergic reactions in humans, such as morgellons and lyme disease

SpookyPunkos said...

Yes, I have seen stories about morgellons disease and its likely cause from GM food.

I also remember a lecture from the scientist David Suzuki in which he warned about GMOs. He said that we have to be careful with what we are doing here because the unintended consequences were not well known. He said that these sorts of organisms need to be better understood before they are introduced into the food chain, that we should spend decades in research here because the risks to food supply are serious.