Professor Jack Heinemann at the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety has studied the wheat’s potential.
"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. The findings are absolutely assured. There is no doubt that these matches exist."
The implications are clarified by Professor Judy Carman of Flinders University:
"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."
Via Sepp Hasslberger