From True food Network 21 June 2013
Pigs are severely harmed by GM feed, new study shows
A new research paper,published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Organic Systems and released in June 2013 revealed that pigs are seriously harmed by the consumption of feed containing genetically modified (GM) crops over a commercial rearing lifetime. Pigs fed on the GM diet had more severe stomach inflammation and GM fed females had on average a 25% heavier uterus than non-GM-fed females.
This study, lead by Dr Judy Carman, adjunct associate professor at Flinders University (Adelaide) is adding to the long list of recent research showing there are potential health risks linked to eating GM food that are not addressed in any current assessment regime in the world. Few people know that GM foods are never tested over a time frame longer than 90 days. This new study shows once again the need to develop strong and independant long term feeding studies of GM food crops designed to research their potential effects over whole lifetimes and across generations.
>> More information on Dr Judy Carman’s work
So if we human unknowingly consume GM food what it is doing to us ? My next blog will a book review on GM foods.