We have seen the increase in GM foods over the last few years grow by leaps and bounds – now we have GM mosquitoes other examples include sheep that are 15 percent human (in an effort to create spare parts for organ transplants) goats (spider silk in their milk.) Cows (to create something more akin to human breast milk)
Some say that there are no risks with eating GM foods, we need to establish 'safe' i.e. driving a car is 'safe' however we all know of someone who has been in an accident. 'Safe' only means 'an acceptable level of risk.' There is no research, really, being done into the health or environmental effects of a genetically engineered organism. Why? Because you can't get any information on it - it's all claimed to be proprietary.Virtually all the claims of benefit of genetically engineered (GE) crops – increased yields, more food production, controlled pests and weeds, reductions in chemical use in agriculture, drought-tolerant seeds, and so on – have failed to materialize. The Global Citizens' 2011 Report, aptly named: The GMO Emperor Has No Clothes, (http://image.guardian.co.uk/sysfiles/Environment/documents/2011/10/19/GMOEMPEROR.pdf) states:
Even more disturbing is the discovery of a brand new micro-fungal organism associated with something called Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in GE soy. This is something brand new to science, courtesy of GE crops… The mysterious organism is also found in a large variety of livestock given GE feed. These animals experience both infertility and high rates of spontaneous abortions.
Next time your buying food. Think about this one.