Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Genetically Modified Wheat May Silence Human Genes

New GMO Wheat May 'Silence' Vital Human Genes By Elliott Freeman, Digital Journal 11 October 12

[Excerpted] Australian scientists are expressing grave concerns over a new type of genetically engineered wheat that may cause major health problems for people that consume it.

University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann announced the results of his genetic research into the wheat, a type developed by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), at a press conference last month.

"What we found is that the molecules created in this wheat, intended to silence wheat genes, can match human genes, and through ingestion, these molecules can enter human beings and potentially silence our genes," Heinemann stated. "The findings are absolutely assured. There is no doubt that these matches exist."

Flinders University Professor Judy Carman and Safe Food Foundation Director Scott Kinnear concurred with Heinemann's analysis. 

"If this silences the same gene in us that it silences in the wheat -- well, children who are born with this enzyme not working tend to die by the age of about five," Carman said....

...According to the researchers, extended testing should be performed before the wheat is put on store shelves. "We firmly believe that long term chronic toxicological feeding studies are required in addition to the detailed requests made by Heinemann for the DNA sequences used," Kinnear stated. 

Majia here: I find this story to be highly alarming. 


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  1. It may take some time to extract the arms of the squid from government, which allows these travesties.
    In the mean time, healthy living and knowing where your food is coming from will help out...although that is not easy.

    Disgusting that we have to spend our time on the most basic of things...clean air, clean water, OK food.

  2. This cannot go on Stock

    I think it is starting to crash....

    We are living in the environmental tipping point....


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