Do you eat genetically modified corn? – Think again.
Would you swim in a pond that had a sign posted by it that said “Water Moccasins May Be Present”?
Would you purposely eat “Frankenfood”? Frankenfood is a term invented by health activist groups to denote any food that has been genetically modified (GM) or that contains genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Would you eat “Bt corn” (a genetically modified food) when independent research reports and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) call for a moratorium on “Bt corn”?
Several animal studies and anecdotal evidence indicate again and again serious health risks associated with “Bt corn” including weakened immune systems, insulin regulation, infertility, and an increase in stomach and gut troubles. There is more than a casual association between genetically modified foods and adverse health effects. There is causation.
What is “Bt corn”?
“Bt corn” is a genetically modified corn plant, produced by Monsanto, a multinational chemical and agricultural biotechnological company. “Bt corn” has been engineered to produce a built-in pesticide called Bt-toxin – produced from soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis. When bugs bite the plant, poison splits open their stomach and kills them.
In other words,”Bt corn” is corn from corn seeds that have been genetically modified to contain a gene copied from the bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt.
Genetic engineering refers to the process of taking a gene or genes from one species and forcing it into the DNA of another species.