Health hazards

Illustrative Quote 1:

"Potentially disastrous effects may come from undetected harmful substances in Genetically Modified Foods."

Dr Andrew Chesson, vice chairman of European Commission scientific committee on animal nutrition. Since long before this statement he has been known as an advocate for food biotechnology. (Daily Mail, UK, 13 Sept 1999). See also BBC news 7 sept 1999.

Illustrative Quote 2:

"The fact is, it is virtually impossible to even conceive of a testing procedure to assess the health effects of genetically engineered foods when introduced into the food chain, nor is there any valid nutritional or public interest reason for their introduction."

Professor Richard Lacey, microbiologist, medical doctor, and Professor of Food Safety at Leeds University, famous for his prediction of the dangers of "Mad cow disease" more than seven years ago. Recently he has spoken out strongly against the introduction of genetically engineered foods, because of 'the essentially unlimited health risks'

GE= Genetically Engineered.
Difficulty level of link: [EL] = elemenatry level.   [ML] = medium level.   [AL]= advanced level.


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"Genetically Engineered Food - Safety Problems"
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