What are the dangers and risks of Genetically Modified Organisms?
[Section Editor’s Note: The following article contains edited excerpts of the hour-long message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 38 of his 58-week Lecture Series“The Time and What Must Be Done,” which originally aired on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This message was originally published in The Final Call under the title, “Wicked Policy and America’s National Interest, Part 2.”]
A study published in the International Journal of Science in 2009 titled “A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health” demonstrates the toxicity in three corn varieties from Monsanto. In the report’s “Abstract” it states:
“We present for the first time a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data from trials with rats fed three main commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize”—“corn”—“(NK 603, MON 810, MON 863), which are present in food and feed in the world.
NK 603 has been modified to be tolerant to the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup and thus contains residues of this formulation. MON 810 and MON 863 are engineered to synthesize two different Bt toxins used as insecticides. … Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs.
Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system. We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.”
According to the information contained in a research summary on genetically modified crops, prepared by the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization, titled “GM Crops – Just The Science: Research Documenting The Limitations, Risks and Alternatives,” it asks the question: “Are GM Foods Safe To Eat?”
The report states that “Contrary to industry claims,” genetically modified foods “are not properly tested for human safety before they are released for sale”; and, genetically modified foods “are not labeled in the United States and other nations where they are widely eaten, and consumers are not monitored for health effects.”
Let us answer this question definitively: No genetically modified food is good to eat by the definition given by our Saviour Allah, Who appeared in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, and His Messiah, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad! Any live germ grafted from original is “devil,” or “enemy,” or “opposer”! And any genetically modified food is an opposer and an enemy to the natural product, and therefore, it deprives the natural product of the natural nutrients that God put in the natural product for us to eat!
“GM Crops—Just The Science” includes a section titled “Animal Studies on Genetically Modified Foods Give Concern”—and a cause for great concern! It states: “Although studies on humans have not been done, scientists are reporting a growing number of studies that examine the effects of genetically modified foods on laboratory animals:
Rats fed genetically modified tomatoes developed stomach ulcerations; Liver, pancreas and testes function was disturbed in mice fed [genetically modified] soy; Genetically modified peas caused allergic reactions in mice; Rats fed genetically modified oilseed rape”—(a.k.a. “Canola oil,” the refined oil produced from several varieties of the rape plant)—
“developed enlarged livers, often a sign of toxicity; Genetically modified potatoes fed to rats caused excessive growth of the lining of the gut similar to a pre-cancerous condition; Rats fed insecticide producing genetically modified maize, or corn, grew more slowly, suffered problems with liver and kidney function, and showed higher levels of certain fats in their blood;
Mice showed a marked disturbance in immune system cell populations; Mice fed with genetically modified insecticide producing corn over four generations showed a buildup of abnormal structural changes in various organs (liver, spleen, pancreas), and reduced fertility”; and, “Mice fed genetically modified soya over their entire lifetime—of 24 months—showed more acute signs of aging in their liver.”
We want to add to this study, because the study on humans is being done! And we are the humans that are showing all the side effects of what was seen in rats and mice that were fed genetically modified foods! The question we want to ask is: What types of cooking oils are used in the inner cities in the fast-food industry to fry the foods?
Remember, all of this comes from a policy of government written in the National Security Study Memorandum of Henry Kissinger, and The Global 2000 Depopulation Policy under President Jimmy Carter, to produce in water and food, and other methodologies, that which would depopulate from 2-3 billion people from our planet.