Poison On The Platter looks at the GM issue through the lens of activists, scientists and ordinary citizens. It brings alive the various shades of the GM issue such as the scientific evidences against GM food from lab rat studies, the GM disasters such as L-Tryptothan, the story of Bt Cotton and farmer suicides in India and protests across the world against GM food.
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In fact the overwhelming consensus of the FDA’s own scientists, were that genetically engineered foods were unsafe and could lead to allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. The person in charge of policy who overruled and ignored the scientists had been recruited to the FDA from Monsanto’s law firm and later became Monsanto’s vice president.
I’m not against genetic engineering per say. Genetic engineering can be applied to human gene therapy. It can be creating medicines in the laboratory under very carefully watched conditions. But we should not feed the products of infant science to millions of people or release into the environment where it can never be recalled. We don’t understand the language of the DNA. Yes, I am for DNA research. Genetic engineer in laboratories in carefully controlled condition, but not in my intestines, not in my environment.
Soy allergies skyrocketed in the UK soon after GM soy was introduced into the country.
This is one of the most dangerous technologies ever introduced on Earth and it is being deployed in our food supply.