Dr. Michael Wald, author of the upcoming book Frankenfoods - Controversy, Lies & Your Health available April 2014, offers a riveting perspective of the GMO predicament exploring governmental and industry cover-ups, health dangers, environmental threats, GMO-free food plans and recipes, nutritional supplements and other practical solutions. Dr. Wald declares, "The GMO dilemma is here to stay and anyone interested in protecting their health and that of their loved ones, friends and the planet, must educate themselves and take political and personal action right now!" Considering the importance of this information Dr. Wald asks that you re-tweet his GMO links and follow him on Twitter - @DrMichaelWald. Thank you.
(Dr. Michael Wald can be reached at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco in Westchester, NY by calling 914-242-8844 (Ext. 1) or by emailing him at: firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is a legitimate concern that if a foreign or transgenic gene is inserted into a plant, toxins would be produced at higher levels, making the genetically modified plant dangerous for human consumption. This effect has been observed through conventional breeding methods of plants. A study conducted in Canada detected high levels of the protein Cry1Ab, found in GM Bt crops, circulating in the blood of pregnant women and their fetuses, and in the blood of non-pregnant women. It is unclear how the Bt toxin protein got into the blood; however, the study questions why GM Bt crops are being sold widely when research indicates serious concerns about the health and safety of GM products to both mother and fetus. The bottom line here is that pregnant women and their developing babies can suffer ill health effects from GMO products, including birth defects, impaired immune systems, and neurological and metabolic disorders. Unbelievably, the diet of a pregnant woman that includes GMOs may affect the genetic material of the developing fetus (gene expression), potentially affecting future generations by altering DNA (our genetic material) and through reproduction, passing on the damaged DNA.