Saturday Nov 22, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new review
study suggests that many years of research with animals and clinical trials are
needed to assess the safety of genetically modified foods.
The review found most studies indicate that GM foods may
cause some common toxic effects such as hepatic, pancreatic, renal, or
reproductive effects and may alter the hematological, biochemical and
Animal toxicity studies have already shown that GM foods
may toxically influence organs and systems.
The authors also say that the use of recombinant GH or
its expression in animals should be re-evaluated since it has been found to
increases IGF-1 which may promote cancer.
The review was conducted by Dona A and Arvanitoyannis IS
from the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece and published in
the Feb 2009 issue of Critical Review of Food Science and Nutrition.
The most common GM foods used in the US include corn,
canola and soybean.
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