Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Scientists Say New Genetically Modified Wheat Silences DNA Sequences In The Body, Can Cause Fatalities In Children

Australian researchers have revealed serious issues over a new kind of genetically engineered wheat that could induce major health threats for people that consume it.


University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann announced the outcomes of his genetic study into the wheat, a kind engineered by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), at a conference last month.

Recently additional claims came from researchers in Australia to have developed a form of salt-tolerant wheat that would allow farmers to grow crops in soil with high salinity.

Heinemann discovered that the molecules developed in this wheat, intended to silence wheat genes and can match human genes. With consumption, these molecules can enter the human body and potentially silence our genes, he explained. "The findings are absolutely assured. There is no doubt that these matches exist." 

Flinders University Professor Judy Carman and Safe Food Foundation (SFF) Director Scott Kinnear accepted Heinemann's analysis.

Just last year, scientists from Rothamsted Research, based in Hertfordshire, used biotechnological tools to genetically engineer a wheat plant that produced high levels of an aphid repelling odour.
 
For the rest of the story: http://preventdisease.com/news/13/110413_New-GMO-Wheat-Silences-DNA-Sequences-Can-Cause-Fatalities-Children.shtml

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