Stark warning from geneticist about GMO’s on human life.
Since genetically modified foods were first invented, they have gone from being a taboo topic of conversation, to being generally accepted into the public psyche.
It is with worrying ease that massive multinational corporations such as Monsanto began genetically modifying our food, and even more worrying the way the public did not bat an eyelid.
It perhaps says something about our generation that we are happy to eat food that isn’t food at all, ‘food’ that was grown in a lab and presented as if it had been dug up from the ground.
The health implications of GMO’s are incredibly real, there are countless studies that link GMO food with impaired health and we know the ways in which these foods are potential harmful to us.
Many scientists and high profile personalities have used their platform to speak out against GMO’s, and one such scientist is David Suzuki.
Not only has he spoken out against the health implications of consuming GMO’s, he has questioned the status quo even further. Suzuki has likened the way in which GMO’s have been effortlessly slipped into our food chain as on big ‘human experiment’.
The food companies probably couldn’t believe it when their unnatural foods began flying off the shelves like they were good for the consumer.
Suzuki has said:
“By slipping it into our food without our knowledge, without any indication that there are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are now unwittingly part of a massive experiment.”
“The FDA has said that genetically modified organisms are not much different from regular food, so they’ll be treated in the same way. The problem is this, geneticists follow the inheritance of genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to take this organism, and move it horizontally into a totally unrelated species.
Now David Suzuki doesn’t normally mate with a carrot and exchange genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to switch genes from one to the other without regard to the biological constraints.
It’s very very bad science, we assume that the principals governing the inheritance of genes vertically, applies when you move genes laterally or horizontally. There’s absolutely no reason to make that conclusion.”
H/T Collective Evolution