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the 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops

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by Crazy Horse on Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 at 04:27:24 PM EST
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Significantly, the EFSA researchers concluded that the presence of segments of Gene VI 'might result in unintended phenotypic changes'.

Such changes include the creation of proteins that are toxic to humans. They could also trigger changes in the plants themselves, making them more vulnerable to pests.

Critics say the revelations make clear that the GM approvals process, which has been in place for 20 years, is fatally flawed.

They argue the only correct response is to recall all of the crops and food products involved. Director of the campaigning group, GM Freeze, Pete Riley, said the discovery of the gene, 'totally undermines claims that GM technology is safe, precise and predictable'.

He said: 'This is a clear warning the GM is not sufficiently understood to be considered safe. 'Authorisation for these crops must be suspended immediately, and they should be withdrawn from sale, until a full and extended review of their safety has been carried out.'


The Mail seems an excellent vehicle for the dissemination of this information. Good on them.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 at 09:29:32 PM EST
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