September 29, 2010

GM Soy Diets Lead to Reproductive Changes in Rats

Jeffrey Smith -- Genetically Modified Soy Diets Lead to Ovary and Uterus Changes in Rats

I just read this eye opening and rather alarming article about some of the possible health risks GMO's and problems that the chemicals they are sprayed with might cause. You can click the link above to read it too. It is somewhat long but definitely worth reading. This got me to thinking, is there a simple list of foods out there that contain GMOs? A specific, detailed list of individual products is hard to find because in the US, food containing GM plants don't have to be labeled. I did come across this article & general list of things to watch out for. All the more reason to plant a garden, buy organic and support small, local farms.

3 comments:

Two of Us said...

I just recently (2 days ago?) read something on NPR about GM salmon. Very disturbing, especially as it seems that we aren't going to know the difference when we pick it up in the supermarket, because it's not going to have to be labeled as GM!

taylorgirl6 said...

I think perhaps the scariest of all is that the pollen from GMO corn (as just one example) can pollinate your homegrown corn, spreading those unpredictable genes willy-nilly. The FDA (and they're not the only ones) has somehow turned a blind eye to the fact that no research has been done as to the long term effects of genetic engineering in food crops.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I have come to the conclusion that I cannot do anything about what we buy from the local grocer.
So I am trying to grow and preserve as much as I can.
This year...was a bust. I got very little from my garden and it was very discouraging.
But I will try again next year, as I do every year.
Thank you for these postings. I find them very interesting and they definitely encourage me to grow my own.