In reality, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods cancreate unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies,toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-termsafety studies, but were ignored.Today, the same biotech companieswho have been found guilty of hiding toxic effects of their chemicalproducts are in charge of determining whether their GM foods are safe.Industry-funded GMO safety studies are too superficial to find most of the potential dangers, and their voluntary consultations with the FDAare widely criticized as a meaningless façade. "
This warning was issued in 2009, too bad the American Media has totallyignored it. The numbers in the article are the number item in the bibliographyreferencing the scientific study. See full article for bibliography.- American Academy of Environmental MedicineAAEM asks:Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public toavoid GM foods when possible and provide educational materials concerningGM foods and health risks."In spite of this risk, the biotechnology industry claims that GM foods can feedthe world through production of higher crop yields. However, a recent reportby the Union of Concerned Scientists reviewed 12 academic studies andindicates otherwise: "The several thousand field trials over the last 20 yearsfor genes aimed at increasing operational or intrinsic yield (of crops) indicatea significant undertaking. Yet none of these field trials have resulted inincreased yield in commercialized major food/feed crops, with the exceptionof Bt corn."12 However, it was further stated that this increase is largely dueto traditional breeding improvements. Therefore, because GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic,physiologic and genetic health and are without benefit, the AAEM believesthat it is imperative to adopt the precautionary principle, which is one of themain regulatory tools of the European Union environmental and health policyand serves as a foundation for several international agreements.13 The mostcommonly used definition is from the 1992 Rio Declaration that states: "Inorder to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widelyapplied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of