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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:12 PM
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GM-soy affects posterity. New research.

Moscow ? 20:03 ? October 17, 2005


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On October 10, during the symposium over genetic modification, organized by the National Association for Genetic Security (NAGS), Doctor of Biology Irina Ermakova made public the results of the research led by her at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). This is the first research that determined clear dependence between eating genetically modified soy and the posterity of living creatures.

During the experiment, doctor Ermakova added GM soy flour to the food of female rats two weeks before conception, during conception and nursing. In the control group were the rat females that were not added anything to their food. The experiment was formed by 3 groups of 3 female rats in each: the first one was control group, the second one was the group with GM-soy addition, and the third one with traditional soy addition. The scientists counted the number of female species to give birth and the number of born and died rats.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:17 PM
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1. So what does this mean for us average Janes....
read the labels when we buy tofu? Make sure it says "no GMOs?"
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:55 PM
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3. i wouldn't touch any soy/tofu that isn't organic and
absolutely no GM. while GM itself may not be inherently harmful, the jury is still out on that, and why support allowing corporations to own a patent on lifeforms, especially when it's our food? and especially when the main point is so they can spray more poison on it? i dunno, but to me putting poison on what i'm feeding myself and my family doesn't make sense.

and there are no common janes, especially here at DU...
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:17 PM
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2. Soy itself is tough on the cells
There are plant xenoestrogens in soy that can affect reproductive processes. In the usual, non-GM soy, the amounts are not so high that the stuff is dangerous unless eaten in excess; it is no surprise that GM soy would be far worse with no one keeping an eye on in-cell xenoestrogen production.

Genetic modification per se isn't a bad thing, but all the GM foods I'm aware of were developed with regard to only one or two attributes; the rest of the genome became a crapshoot, and inferior nutrient profiles are the result. Again, business takes a potentially revolutionary technology and turns it into a big, dirty bomb.

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