GM Foods - What link to a 'perceived' Cancer increase ?

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BuiDoi
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   Posted 1/12/2011 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   

 

It seems that WikiLeaks is turning up even more annoyance for the USG and the FDA..

Other Examples of Dangerous GM Foods 

In addition to corn, there are six other GM foods currently on the market. And all of them have been linked to potential health problems.

  1. Soy -- GM soy is highly allergenic and accounts for about 90 percent of soybeans planted in the U.S. It is present in about 70 percent of all food products found in American supermarkets. Rats fed GM soy had increased mortality, lower birth weight, and damaged sperm and reproductive ability.
  2. Cottonseed (used in vegetable cooking oils) -- Sheep that grazed on GM cotton eventually died after developing severe irritation and black patches in their intestines, and enlarged bile ducts.
  3. Canola -- Three different mutant weeds resistant to three common herbicides – Monsanto's Roundup, Cyanamid's Pursuit, and Aventis' Liberty – were produced when Canadian farmers began planting GM canola seeds.
  4. Sugar from sugar beets -- Sugar beets easily cross pollinate, meaning GM beets could "infect" organic varieties and destroy their value.
  5. Hawaiian papaya -- GM papaya was introduced in 1998. After six years, a test was conducted on 20,000 papaya seeds. Eighty percent were taken from organic farms. Half of the seeds were found to be genetically modified! This means that it's virtually impossible to safeguard non-GM crops from GM crops.
  6. Zucchini and yellow squash -- GM squash contains 68 times less beta-carotene and four times more sodium than non-GM varieties.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/12/wikileaks-reveals-us-sought-to-retaliate-against-europe-over-monsanto-gm-crops.aspx

One wonders just how our children will fare with their health in the years to com....?

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Purgatory
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   Posted 1/12/2011 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
for starters, what in the blazes is gm food? you didn't explain that for starters.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

BuiDoi
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   Posted 1/12/2011 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   

 

GM = Genetically Modified

Surely one of the hottest topics in Food and Agriculture !  smilewinkgrin

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Purgatory
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   Posted 1/13/2011 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL, my only guess was General Mills, shows what I know
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

BillyMac
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   Posted 1/13/2011 1:02 AM (GMT -6)   
All foods are genetically modifies as are all things in nature. As soon as you splice the DNA of a male with the DNA of a female the offspring are genetically modified. All species in existence at the moment are genetically modified decendants from the species from which they sprung. Ain't nature grand, genetically modifying all things constantly. If it were not for genetic modification we would not exist. I am wary of such statements as
"Soy -- GM soy is highly allergenic and accounts for about 90 percent of soybeans planted in the U.S. It is present in about 70 percent of all food products found in American supermarkets. Rats fed GM soy had increased mortality, lower birth weight, and damaged sperm and reproductive ability."
O.K. ------how much soy were the rats fed and for how long. The link between soy and estrogen is well established. Feed a male rat very high quantities of soy and of course it will affect its reproductive system.
Reminds me of the link between rats, aspartame and cancer and the follow on claim that aspartame therefore causes cancer in humans. Have you ever seen the quantity of aspartame they feed the rats to get that result?
Mind you this is an entirely different issue to the US and Monsanto attempting to force various countries to buy their products.
Bill

Post Edited (BillyMac) : 1/13/2011 12:06:48 AM (GMT-7)

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