Uncovered, the ‘toxic’ gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation throws new doubt over safety of foods
By Sean Poulter, www.dailymail.co.uk | January 21, 2013, updated: January 24, 2013
‘A virus gene that could be poisonous to humans has been missed when GM food crops have been assessed for safety.
‘GM crops such as corn and soya, which are being grown around the world for both human and farm animal consumption, include the gene.
‘A new study by the EU’s official food watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has revealed that the international approval process for GM crops failed to identify the gene…’
‘It was led by Nancy Podevin, who was employed by EFSA, and Patrick du Jardin, of the Plant Biology Unit at the University of Liege in Belgium.
‘They discovered that 54 of the 86 GM plants approved for commercial growing and food in the US, including corn and soya, contain the viral gene, which is known as ‘Gene VI’…’
‘A review of the EFSA research in Independent Science News said the presence of the viral gene appears to have been missed by biotech companies, universities and government regulators…
‘Policy director at the Soil Association, Peter Melchett said: ‘For years, GM companies have made a deliberate and chilling effort to stop independent scientists from looking at their products….”
The article also mentions the UK government’s propaganda push to promote GMO foods and how they call our concerns “humbug” and “complete nonsense”. That’s so “scientific”.
Time to stop worshiping and trusting “authorities”. It’s not “scientific” to do so.
We’ll see how they respond. I guess – unless people wise up – they’ll try focus the propaganda, build up the police state and censor the Internet in order to force this garbage on Europeans. Those in power are so “scientific”.
Actually there are a lot of bad-news stories about GMO crops, but it doesn’t stop Americans and Canadians from doing what they’re told and eating their “scientific” food.
For those who are into libertarianism (or conservatism or liberalism), poisoning, infecting or committing fraud via food production and sales is an act of aggression.