GMO Health Risks: Genetically Engineered Organisms are found in our current food source and affect everyone of us who do not eat organic. There have been several serious health risks associated with genetically modified (GM) food, including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. In 2009 The AAEM American Academy of Environmental Medicine has asked physicians to advise all patients to avoid GM foods.
“Starting in 1996, Americans have been eating genetically modified (GM) ingredients in most processed foods. Why isn’t the FDA protecting us?” (Jeffery Smith)
In 1992, the Food and Drug Administration claimed they had no information showing that GM foods were substantially different from conventionally grown foods. Therefore they are safe to eat, and absolutely no safety studies were required to detect GMO health risks. There is proof that FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.
Today, the same biotech companies who have been found guilty of hiding toxic effects of their chemical products are in charge of determining whether their GM foods are safe.
GM plants, such as soybean, corn, cottonseed, and canola, have had foreign genes forced into their DNA. The inserted genes come from species, such as bacteria and viruses, which have never been in the human food supply. There are GMO health risks.
These foods are especially important to make sure these foods are consumed from organic sources. The other thing I would recommend is take environmental action against GMO Health Risks. Fight to remove GMO foods from our food source. Protect our children and grandchildren from the toxic exposures and medical conditions that occur because of this process.
Information adapted from http://www.responsibletechnology.org/health-risks, explore their website to learn more.