Tientallen ziek en 5 doden in de Filippijnen

Onverklaarbare zieken en doden in de Filippijnen.

In July 2003, a farmer living in a small village in the south of Mindanao Island of The Philippines, found himself and his entire family suddenly falling ill with fever and respiratory, intestinal and skin ailments. They were not alone; at least fifty-one residents of Sitio Kalyong (Barangay Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato Province) had similar complaints at around the same time. They all lived within 100 m of a field planted with GM maize, and their illnesses coincided with the GM maize flowering time.

Damning evidence against the safety of GM food and feed

  • Pregnant female rats fed GM soya gave birth to severely stunted progeny and others in the litters that died within three weeks (see main article)
  • GM-soya affected cells in the pancreas, liver and testes of young mice (see main article)
  • Rats fed a Monsanto GM maize developed serious kidney and blood abnormalities [13]
  • Villagers in the south of the Philippines suffered mysterious illnesses when a Monsanto GM maize hybrid came into flower; antibodies to the Bt protein in the GM maize were found in the villagers, and there have been five unexplained deaths (see main article)
  • A dozen cows died after eating a Syngenta GM maize and more in the herd had to be slaughtered due to mysterious illnesses [14]
  • Dr . Arpad Pusztai and colleagues found young rats fed GM potatoes damaged in every organ system including an increase in thickness of the stomach lining to twice that in controls [15]
  • Scientists in Egypt found similar effects in mice fed another GM potato [16]
  • The US Food and Drug Administration had data dating back to early 1990s showing that rats fed GM tomatoes had developed small holes in their stomach [15]
  • Chickens fed Aventis’ glufosinate-tolerant GM maize were twice as likely to die compared with controls [17]
  • New research demonstrated that a harmless protein in bean when transferred to pea caused inflammation in the lungs of mice and provoked reactions to other proteins in the diet (“Transgenic pea that made mice ill”, this series)

Bron: I-SIS, 6-2-2006, GM Ban Long Overdue

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