Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cryptogon On MRSA and GM Soy

Something in the GM Soy Diet Was ‘Wrecking the Ovary and Endometrium’ of the Rats

From Cryptogon.

The opening words of the piece below are, “If you’re still eating genetically modified (GM) soybeans…”
People might read the article and think, “I don’t eat genetically modified soybeans, so this doesn’t apply to me.”
If you’re eating any industrial/feedlot/factory meat, you’re eating genetically modified soybeans. It’s in the feed that the animals are given. Chicken feed has the highest amount of soy added of all the livestock feeds. (FYI: Raw soybeans are poisonous for chickens. They have to be cooked to make the soy protein usable by chickens.)
Additives made from genetically modified soybeans are present in most conventional processed foods.
In other words, unless you’re making a conscious effort to avoid GM soybeans and the foods that contain them, including industrial/feedlot/factory meats, you’re eating a GM soy diet.

Via: Huffington Post:

If you’re still eating genetically modified (GM) soybeans and you plan on having kids, a Brazilian study may make you think again about what you put in your mouth. Female rats fed GM soy for 15 months showed significant changes in their uterus and reproductive cycle, compared to rats fed organic soy or those raised without soy. Published in The Anatomical Record in 2009, this finding adds to the mounting body of evidence suggesting that GM foods contribute to reproductive disorders...

MRSA in Supermarket Meat

From Cryptogon.

September 29th, 2010

Via: WalletPop:

Meat contaminated by a potentially lethal infection is being sold to consumers — creating a public health threat that has largely flown under the the radar due to powerful industry interests and lax accountability at the federal agency in charge of ensuring food safety, according to recent studies and a prominent investigative journalist.
“It makes salmonella look like a picnic,” is how David Kirby, an investigative journalist who has written about MRSA, a life-threatening pathogen, described it in an interview with Consumer Ally. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is an antibiotic-resistant staph infection that kills about 20,000 Americans — more than the number of people who die from AIDS — each year.
MRSA affects livestock and ultimately supermarket meat. Previously associated mostly with infections acquired in hospitals, nursing homes or by people with compromised immune systems, for the past 15 years MRSA is increasingly being traced to industrial animal feeding operations, so-called factory farms, where much of the nation’s protein comes from...

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