GMO seeds and food items are generally perceived to be public as bad. However, the truth may be far worse than you think. How bad? Real bad.
At least that’s what I gathered from a recent article from a place where experts in the business are not bound by ties to agre-business to withhold scientifically verifiable information from the public.
In an interview first reported on Pravda.Ru, Alexei Alekseyenko, who is the Deputy of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, said:
I’ll talk about vegetable products. Foreign genes are introduced into the genome so that the plant starts to produce certain substances that, for example, repel pests, or reduce their dependence on herbicides and so on. That is, gene structures vary greatly.
If a plant begins producing its own herbicide, it means that this herbicide will get into our body when we eat the plant. Other gene constructs are less dangerous to the consumer, and some are even more dangerous because they were injected genes to turn these crops into technical ones so they produce a substance that will show up during the production process. Such plants are not intended for consumption. But due to the horizontal drift of the genetic structure of genes other populations are also exposed to it.
If you think that’s bad, how about this quote from Vadim Dymov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dymov, a Russian meat processing:
Genetic engineering is especially dangerous in agriculture. Soy that is often cited as an example of a plant with genetically modified code is nothing compared to some other examples. Potatoes with a scorpion gene are much more serious business.
You may read the complete article here.