Independent experts with the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), EU’s “official” food watchdog have discovered a previously unknown virus that is present in 54 of the 86 Genetically Modified plants approved for commercial growing and food in the US. The Genetically modified crops are being grown for both human and animal consumption and include Corn and Soy. This virus gene has the possibility of being poisonous to humans.
Researchers concluded the the presence of segments of the Virus named Gene VI ‘might result in unintended phenotypic changes’. That cryptic language means that this food we may be eating could be creating proteins that are toxic to humans. How could something like this have been missed you ask?
It seems that the approval process for Genetically Modified crops failed to identify the actual gene and the watchdogs didn’t know to investigate the genes impact. How bizarre? Are we really depending on government agencies or the manufacturers of GM crops to tell us what to watch out for?
I think we are past the point of arguing that GM foods are a good thing and we need to press for common sense options to having these in our food chain. At the very least we should have the option of opting-out of the GM game.
Source: Daily Mail