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A decade of Bt hype

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It is my pleasure to introduce Dr Prabhakaran Nair's scientific work to you all. Some of you may have heard of him but it seems that the world is forgetting what this one man achieved in advancing our understanding of soil science. Dr. Nair is one of the world's few honest scientists and he scientifically explained the soil nutrient buffer power concept. That is his contribution to the importance soil management for growing any crop. If China has achieved seven times increase in horticulture production since 1980 [against India's barely 100%], much of it is based on Dr Nair's science. While the Chinese Government has acknowledged his contribution, our own Indian Government, driven and pressured by US criminal seed and food corporations, has ensured that great scientists like Dr Nair are not given any credit. 

 

With his permission I shall be posting some of his published works. Watch these pages. 

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The GMO Seed Cartel - How biotechnology companies monopolize global seed markets

The GMO Seed Cartel - How biotechnology companies monopolize global seed markets | GMOs | Scoop.it

February 01, 2014 The Organic & Non-GMO Report

The introduction of genetically modified crops has corresponded with increasing monopolization of seed by biotechnology companies and higher seed costs that have led to tragedies in some countries, while pushing out conventional, non-GMO seeds, and reducing farmer seed choices. These impacts are being seen in the United States, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and South Africa, and even Europe. http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/february2013/the-gmo-seed-cartel.php

 

February 5, 2012 BIG AG CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH - ARE UNIVERSITIES UNDERCUTTING THEIR OWN RESEARCHERS? Cornucopia Institute http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/02/in-standing-up-for-big-ag-are-universities-undercutting-their-own-researchers/

 

THE SEED PATENT GAME: Do Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american

 

Jan 18, 2013 THE GMO KILL - ,MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

>>>>>>>  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED - Corporate Ethics Watch International http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD GOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

 


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A number of vital summary here. It is in your interest that you understand the key issues and get to the bottom of what is going on. AND TAKE ACTION.

 

The plan is to control food in such a manner that accessibility to food no more remains your right. That fundamental right has been undermined already; all that remains is a formal announcement. In India, UPA-II under Man Mohan Singh is directly responsible for this situation. That's why I have been consistently writing that this Government should be charged with treason.

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:35 AM

change global, act local.

Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 12, 2013 5:54 AM

This is a hugely important issue.

 

The outcome of the struggle between commercial and genetically modified seeds on the one hand and the age-old tradition of farmers saving their own seed and exchanging with neighbors on the other concerns us all. 

 

Our future food security depends utterly on the second option winning over the first.

Check out Vandana Shiva's video. Saving seeds from big AG http://vimeo.com/59404290
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Seralini and Science: an Open Letter

Seralini and Science: an Open Letter | GMOs | Scoop.it

A paper by the French group of Gilles-Eric Seralini describes harmful effects on rats fed diets containing genetically modified maize, with and without the herbicide Roundup, as well as Roundup alone. This peer-reviewed study has been criticized by some scientists whose views have been widely reported in the popular press. 

 

The Seralini publication, and resultant media attention, raise the profile of fundamental challenges faced by science in a world increasingly dominated by corporate influence. These challenges are important for all of science but are rarely discussed in scientific venues.


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The corporations today are behaving like East India Company.

 

If we don't stop this progression now, they will behave as if they govern us, tax us, ruin us.

 

And plunder our resources EXACTLY AS THE EAST INDIA COMPANY DID.

 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:41 AM

This "open letter" article, signed by numerous scientists, examines the history and source of attacks on studies that inconveniently find risks, in this case risks of GMO corn. It looks into the role played by the media and the regulators' culpability in this, as well as the implications for science. 

 

The conclusion:

 

"When those with a vested interest attempt to sow unreasonable doubt around inconvenient results, or when governments exploit political opportunities by picking and choosing from scientific evidence, they jeopardize public confidence in scientific methods and institutions, and also put their own citizenry at risk.

 

Safety testing, science-based regulation, and the scientific process itself, depend crucially on widespread trust in a body of scientists devoted to the public interest and professional integrity.

 

If instead, the starting point of a scientific product assessment is an approval process rigged in favour of the applicant, backed up by systematic suppression of independent scientists working in the public interest, then there can never be an honest, rational or scientific debate."

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The pro-GM lobby's seven sins against science

The pro-GM lobby's seven sins against science | GMOs | Scoop.it
Peter Melchett explores how painting opponents of GM as 'anti-science' is profoundly damaging to the concept and representation of 'science' in our national culture.
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Very well articulated 7 sins of the agro-biotechnology industry.

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Revelations about food waste give the lie to need for GM foods

Revelations about food waste give the lie to need for GM foods | GMOs | Scoop.it
A recent report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers highlighted the extraordinary and embarrassing fact that over half the food which we produce never even makes it to the plate, and is th...
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This was one of the two subjects of discussion on Jain TV [Krishan Bir Chaudhary and me]. Please note that 50% of food produced in the UK is wasted; about five years ago the US data showed that American food system wastes about 100 billion dollars worth of food every year.

 

In India the food wastage is 10%+ [food grains] and 20 to 40% perishables.

The Government does not talk about reducing this wastage. No Government talks about reducing wastage.

 

They only talk of more production! Who will tell these idiots that productivity in inversely proportional to wastivity? That is a fundamental management principle.

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Monsanto's Roundup Devastating Gut Health, Fueling Deadly Bacteria

Monsanto's Roundup Devastating Gut Health, Fueling Deadly Bacteria | GMOs | Scoop.it
Research has shown that Monsanto's Roundup is destroying gut health, threatening overall health of animals, people, and the planet significantly.
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Are you deeply concerned yet? It's time you were.

 

GM foods and the lethal pesticides that are required to grow GM foods kill slowly, very slowly. And before you realise that you are fatally ill, your entire system and bodily functions would be destroyed. And doctors won't even know how your illness started. 

 

Yes, doctors are whispering among themselves and worried stiff and not yet openly. Even when they get to the truth, many will not tell you the truth.

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Many Pro-GMO Corporate Biologists Own GMO Patents, in Bed with Monsanto

Many Pro-GMO Corporate Biologists Own GMO Patents, in Bed with Monsanto | GMOs | Scoop.it
The lead researcher behind the monumental study that linked Monsanto’s GMOs and best-selling herbicide Roundup to tumor development and early death is now blowing the whistle on many corporate scienti...
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Top US Healthcare Giant: GMOs Are Devastating Health

Top US Healthcare Giant: GMOs Are Devastating Health | GMOs | Scoop.it
The largest managed healthcare provider in the United States is now publicly speaking out against GMOs and how to avoid them.

 

Please note that GE [genetically engineered] foods were introduced in the USA in 1993 without biosafety testing. Studies conducted by upright scientists have consistently shown that these foods cause sterility, vital organ failure and triggers onset of degenerative diseases. Around 2003. doctors were already talking of signs of adverse effects of GE foods and many [not all] advised their patients strict organic / natural diet but even today GE foods are NOT labeled. Americans don't know what they are eating. 

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GM Wheat May Damage Human Genetics Permanently

GM Wheat May Damage Human Genetics Permanently | GMOs | Scoop.it
GM Wheat May Damage Human Genetics Permanently. The Australian government, in the form of its science research arm, is joining Agribusiness profiteering by designing a GM wheat that could kill people who eat it & be inherited by their children.
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GMO Toxins Are in Nearly All Pregnant Women & Fetuses

GMO Toxins Are in Nearly All Pregnant Women & Fetuses | GMOs | Scoop.it
The GMO mass experiment on the public is producing results—terrifying ones.

October 9, 2012 - Wake Up World

We've got to top this back and forth debate and hold the chemical/pesticide corporations accountable for the devasting destruction to both environmental and human health - including the exploding cancer, obesity and diabetes epidemics worldwide as a result of the trillion dollar Big Food processed food cartel, tied to the biotech and chemical cartel, tied to the BigPharma cartel, tied to the BigOil cartel.  Have you looked at what they load up in  the checkout counter areas lately...what are they pushing onto us in the form of candy, snacks and fast food?


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EU rejects French scientist report linking GM corn to cancer

EU rejects French scientist report linking GM corn to cancer | GMOs | Scoop.it
The European Food Safety Authority said Thursday it cannot accept an 'inadequate' report by a French scientist on a link between cancer and genetically modified corn.

 

Seralini's team at France's University of Caen found that rats develop tumours when fed US agribusiness giant Monsanto's NK603 corn, or when exposed to one of the company's weedkillers used with it, containing glyphosate.

 

The scientist insisted Thursday he would not give the EFSA any additional information until it first detailed the basis of its own assessment.

 

"It is absolutely scandalous that (EFSA) keeps secret the information on which they based their evaluation" of NK603 and the pesticide, he said.

 

"In any event, we will not give them anything. We will put the information in the public domain when they do," Seralini told AFP.

 


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Is the End of Monsanto Near? Prop 37 Succeeding as Nations Ban GMO Crops

Is the End of Monsanto Near? Prop 37 Succeeding as Nations Ban GMO Crops | GMOs | Scoop.it
Is the end of Monsanto within reach?It has certainly been a rough couple of weeks for the mega corporation as the real dangers surrounding GMOs are being brought to the attention of consumers on a g...

 

It is well within people's power to end the business of certain corporations who have placed profiteering over human health. Unless consumers stop buying their products, they will go on selling their poisons to us.

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Meet Monsanto's Number One Lobbyist: Barack Obama -- Sott.net

Meet Monsanto's Number One Lobbyist: Barack Obama -- Sott.net | GMOs | Scoop.it
During his 2008 campaign for president, Barack Obama transmitted signals that he understood the GMO issue. Several key anti-GMO activists were impressed. They thought Obama, once in the White House, would listen to their concerns and act on them.

 

Unfortunately, soon after his election, he placed the same people known to be close to the industry, in positions of authority in the US administration.

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US farmers may stop planting GMs after poor global yields

US farmers may stop planting GMs after poor global yields | GMOs | Scoop.it

Some US farmers are considering returning to conventional seed after increased pest resistance and crop failures meant GM crops saw smaller yields globally than their non-GM counterparts.

 

Farmers in the USA pay about an extra $100 per acre for GM seed, and many are questioning whether they will continue to see benefits from using GMs.

 

"It's all about cost benefit analysis," said economist Dan Basse, president of American agricultural research company AgResource.


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Arun Shrivastava's insight:

Please note that GM foods not only affect our health but destroy soil health. This has been known for some years. The root hairs of a plant are the most predatory living system, expanding to 16 miles every day every day to obtain vital nutrients from the soil. These root hairs interact with soil living organisms [the billions of bacteira and micro, meso and macro organisms. This interaction can transfer altered gene because horizontal [cross specie] contamination is a well established fact. 

 

Dr Huber, an Ag-scientist, found that the genetic structure of GM seeds prevents uptake of magnesium which can cause serious health problems in animals and humans. 

 

I hope that a solution to restoring soil health is found soon. 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 16, 2013 2:51 AM

This is going to be the end of GMOs, rather than public protest about the dangers of eating GMO based foods. It shows us that it is money that makes the world go 'round. GMO was a bad bet by Monsanto and other agrochemical giants.

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, February 16, 2013 5:34 AM

The problem now is how to restore the farmlands to uncontaminated state. There is one possibility that my friends have tried here in Uttarakhand [a Himalayan State] and I am going to introduce this technique in Himachal Pradesh to our 24 partner villages [Up from 3 last year]. It is low cost and the results show up within a few months. It is essentially based on helping soil to boost the billions of life forms in the soil. It is my guess that if soils are kept free of fertilizers and pesticides and simultanoeusly helped with remineralization combined with organic methods of boosting soil organic matter, it helps regain fertility. It may not eliminate contamination but it may restore fertility. If our experiments succeed, we shall indtroduce this in cotton growing areas where farmers' suicides are concentrated.  

 

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Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops | GMOs | Scoop.it
by Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years?
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Here's a sensible report on the dangers of agriculture biotechnology based food and fiber crops and it exposes the harmful effect of cauliflower mosaic gene or CaMV Gene. Some years ago [Latham and Wilson, 2008] there was a fear that CaMV could induce immune deficiency syndrome but a flurry of "scientific" reports denied that. They concluded that "because many viral genes function to disable their host in order to facilitate pathogen invasion and that "this is achieved by incapacitating specific anti-pathogen defenses. Incorporating such genes could clearly lead to undesirable and unexpected outcomes."

 

The recent study by Podevin and du Jardin [2012] and Seralini et al [2012] that "there are clear indications that this viral gene (called Gene VI) might not be safe for human consumption. It also may disturb the normal functioning of crops, including their natural pest resistance." 


The European regulators should have accepted this findings and recalled all GM crops. They did not do this. Instead they have issued a vague warning. They could at least have ordered more rigorous lediul and long term testing which they have not done.


In India, despite a comprehensive assessment by Parliament's Standing Committee on Agriculture and recommendation to the Government to perform the required biosafety tests, Man Mohan Singh has not taken any step as suggested. Not only that this mad prime minister and his equally mad Agriculture Minister are actively promoting agriculture biotechnology.  

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Independent scientists uncover 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation throws new doubt over safety of GM foods

Independent scientists uncover 'toxic' gene hiding in GM crops: Revelation throws new doubt over safety of GM foods | GMOs | Scoop.it
A new study by the EU's official food watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has revealed that the international approval process for GM crops failed to identify a virus gene.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 22, 2013 5:52 AM

"The modification process involves inserting genes into the plants using a technique that allows them to piggyback on viruses that are commonly found in the soil and plants. 

 

It has been assumed that virus genes are not present in the plant once it is grown in the field and reaches consumers, however it is now clear that this is not the case."


This is a macroscopic 'oversight' in the approval process of GM crops. And since there are no feeding trials to speak of, to make sure GM foods aren't toxic, it throws the whole of GM science into doubt. 


The reply of the of the biotech industry rep that was asked to comment is telling: "...nearly three trillion meals containing GM ingredients have been eaten without a single substantiated case of ill-health."


That, of course, fails to mention how it has been established that there has not been a single case of ill health. Did anyone look? I bet not.

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:29 AM

It seems that the Indian Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister are sooo enamoured with GM seeds and foods that they are hell bent on turning India into a GM foods market. That will neither increase yield not nutrition nor ensure safety for environmental and human health.

 

Man Mohan has few years left, that twisted mouthed Sharad Pawar also has few years left. And yet,, instead of leaving a legacy of healthy India, they leave a trail of death and destruction and genocide behind when they move to their heavenly abode. 

 

I want each one of you to look into this strategy of poisoning our food. Allocate just half hour every day to understand the process of genetic engineering seeds, contamination of natural seeds and plant world, transfer of alien proteins into human body and growth of lethal diseases like vital organ failure, cancers, obesity, and painful death.

 

It is your life and you have just one life. At least oppose this monstrosity of our political establishment and neo-conservative agenda of control over our food by a few multinational corporations in a manner that they kill us at will. 

 

Also note that over the years the US and European MNCs [Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Dow Chemicals, and four Indian seed producers who  have franchising/licensing agreement with these multinationals are systematically destroying natural seeds. NATURAL SEEDS ARE NOW HARD TO GET IN OPEN MARKET. 

 

Jacqueline Silva's curator insight, January 22, 2013 12:42 PM

just looking at the GMO logo should be enough to scare anyone away!! looks radioactive!

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SC refuses to stop GM crop field trials - Indian Express

SC refuses to stop GM crop field trials - Indian Express | GMOs | Scoop.it
SC refuses to stop GM crop field trials - The Supreme Court Monday refused to pass an interim order restraining the Centre from going ahead with open field trials of the GM crops f
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In August 2012, the Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended to the two houses that GM seeds should not be introduced in India until proper biosafety studies have been completed. Their report is available of many websites.

 

A month later the Supreme Court of India refused to ban field trials of GM seeds despite the fact that hard evidences have been submitted and some of the world's leading scientists have informed the Supreme Court what the Parliamentary Standing Committee submitted in August.

 

The previous CJ had also refused; instead he had actually diluted the provisions of the ban imposed in 2006 by CJ Sabharwal. WTF is going on?

 

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Dow Brings Back An Agent Orange Ingredient for New GM Plants

Dow Brings Back An Agent Orange Ingredient for New GM Plants | GMOs | Scoop.it
Dow's Deadly Harvest: The Return of Agent Orange. In a flashback as intense and disturbing as a war trauma, Dow Chemicals is setting up the conditions for the return of one of the main toxic ingredients in Agent Orange.
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I have just one problem with this article. The writer says that Monsanto and Dow are in competition. Perhaps. But according my researches, the competition in global control over seeds in a matrix form. You can list rows of crops and columns of region. Not one is really competing directly. That is why they have a quasi monopoly over seeds....and foods. 

 

However, these firms are hell bent on destroying natural seeds. They also know that contaminated seeds can be decontaminated. But first they want to kill as many around the world as planned. 

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Peru Bans Monsanto and GMOs

Peru Bans Monsanto and GMOs | GMOs | Scoop.it
The first time I ever tasted a real tomato, I was in Cusco, Peru.
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Scientist: Many Pro-GMO Corporate Biologists Own GMO Patents, in Bed with Monsanto

Scientist: Many Pro-GMO Corporate Biologists Own GMO Patents, in Bed with Monsanto | GMOs | Scoop.it
Anthony Gucciardi | Previous Peer-Reviewed Evidence Highlighting GMO Danger Ignored by ‘Scientists’.
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Monsanto Anti-GMO Labeling Group Caught Impersonating Govt. Agencies

Monsanto Anti-GMO Labeling Group Caught Impersonating Govt. Agencies | GMOs | Scoop.it
Monsanto funded 'No on 37' pro-GMO campaign has illegally used an FDA logo to support their claims along with a fake FDA quote.
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iCancer - People before profit. Let's fund the anti-cancer virus that could save thousands

iCancer - People before profit. Let's fund the anti-cancer virus that could save thousands | GMOs | Scoop.it

 

 

We are a team of guerrilla fundraisers who have launched a global campaign to fund research into a potential treatment for the cancer that killed Steve Jobs.

 

The potential therapy, a cancer-busting virus, is currently sitting in a freezer in Sweden...


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French scientist won't allow EU agency to check GM findings

French scientist won't allow EU agency to check GM findings | GMOs | Scoop.it
The French scientist who linked Monsanto genetically-modified corn to cancer in rats on Thursday refused to let the EU's food safety watchdog, EFSA, verify his results.

 

"It's out of the question that those who authorised (Monsanto's) NK603 carry out a counter-study of our findings as there'd be a conflict of interest," Gilles-Eric Seralini said at a news conference at the European Parliament.

 


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Decade-Long Feeding Study Reveals Significant Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods ~ RiseEarth

Decade-Long Feeding Study Reveals Significant Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods ~ RiseEarth | GMOs | Scoop.it

Decade long Norwegian study shows horrible health effects on humans and animals

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Study Linking GM Maize to Cancer Must Be Taken Seriously by Regulators

Study Linking GM Maize to Cancer Must Be Taken Seriously by Regulators | GMOs | Scoop.it

The Giles Seralini 2-year study should be taken very seriously.

It conclusively establishes that GM feed/food causes cancers and vital organ diseases. 

Please note that many ingredients in many processed foods are already genetically modified. The health effect would start showing in a decade or so, using the time elapse from animal studies compared with life cycle of man. 

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