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Old 12-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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More BS GMO scare tactics huh?

This is of course a bunch of horseshit... They didn't even bother with any type of peer review process, which is required for any types of claims such as these. Especially regarding something as important as food safety. But that's not the intent of sadly incorrect articles such as this. The intent here is to throw out a "report", which has not been reviewed by anyone for truth, and have it spread like fire because people fear what they don't understand and forward it to the inbox of all their other equally ignorant friends.

There's nothing wrong with GMO food. We've been eating it for decades. GMO crops are among the most extensively tested and regulated food products ever developed. We've been through nearly 3 decades of GMO production and consumption, all the while being strictly tested and regulated by multiple government, academic, and industry organizations. And we've yet to have one single instance of any harm to health due to GMO food.

Here's a response to this silly article:

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GM wheat claims unsubstantiated

GENE technology experts have shot down allegations Genetically Modified (GM) wheat may cause a strain of liver damage that especially endangers the lives of young children.

The Safe Food Foundation (SFF) claimed GM wheat could cause Glycogen Storage Disease IV, resulting in an enlarged liver, cirrhosis of the liver and failure to thrive, but the CSIRO said none of those claims had been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

However, the CSIRO said the claims would be considered “in the context of all other relevant research in this area”.

Dean of Melbourne University’s School of Land and Environment Professor Rick Roush said the claims were made by three anti-GM campaigners who have “deliberately bypassed independent scientific assessment of their claims”.

“Instead, this has been launched such that it will become another scientific-sounding scare story in cyberspace, a well worn path of anti-GM so-called ‘science’ by press release,” he said.


Agricultural gene technology expert Paula Fitzgerald said the SFF media statement was a “disgrace”.

“To suggest that CSIRO's research, or any other GM research is deadly, is completely irresponsible, particularly when after 15 years of GM crops, there is absolutely no evidence anywhere in the world to suggest they have caused any harm,” she said.

“In addition such claims, designed only to grab hysterical headlines, demonstrate a complete lack of understanding of the regulatory system underpinning scientific research and specifically GM crops.”

SFF director Scott Kinnear welcomed the CSIRO’s statement as a balanced response to the concerns raised by the SFF.

He called on CSIRO to immediately release all details of its safety testing on GM wheat for urgent independent scientific review and immediately release the precise DNA sequences involved so that independent scientists could conduct further urgent checking.
If CSIRO was serious about these claims, they would release the details of its testing, right? If this were really a "Perfect Chronic Poison" being introduced to our food supply, they'd share all their info as soon as possible so action could be taken to prevent death, right? But they haven't, and they won't, because it's nothing but a BS scare tactic.
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