Tuesday, March 13, 2007

GMO Potatoes Cause Cancer in Rats

Herbal: GMO Potatoes Cause Cancer in Rats

Genetically Modified Potatoes: finally, proof of the risks
Newly released evidence from Russian studies that were suppressed since 1998 shows exactly the danger that alternative health experts predicted: GMO foods may not be safe

The debate over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has been going strong for years. When Monsanto and other companies began designing GMO corn, soy, potatoes, tomatoes, and other crops and marketing them to third world farmers, they opened a can of worms that may never be shut.

Environmentalists take issue with the risk that GMO crops can accidentally be released into the environment and wipe out other, native, plant species.

Religious activists object to the concept of humans "playing god" with other lifeforms and our own food supply.

And health experts - especially those in natural healing, energy work, and holistic health fields - believe that GMO foods are inherently unsafe to consume, because we don't know how the combination of genes in new ways might effect a food's chemistry or its impact on the human body.

Now, we are beginning to find out.

Studies conducted in Russia in 1998 - and suppressed by the biotech industry for eight years - have finally been uncovered, showing that rats fed GMO potatoes developed tumors. The findings from these studies are being released thanks to the work of Greenpeace activists in the UK.