The precautionary principle dictates that new technologies be proven safe before being deployed. The FDA, the USDA, and other agencies are supposed to safeguard the public health and the environment, but there is increasing evidence that politics and profits trump public interest. Genetically modified food crops may pose a greater threat to both human health and the ecology of the planet than people have been led to believe. This article from Z-Magazine is worth reading.–t.h.g.
In what is being described as the most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified (GM) foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize. All three varieties of GM corn—Mon 810, Mon 863, and NK 603—were approved for consumption by U.S., European, and several other national food safety authorities. Made public by European authorities in 2005, the confidential raw data of Monsanto’s 2002 feeding trials on rats, which was used to approve GM corn in different parts of the world, is the same data, ironically, that the new team of researchers analyzed.