[Market-farming] GMO's

Roots Farm & Karen Sutherland rootsfarm at cwdom.dm
Wed Jun 10 15:38:39 EDT 2009


Press release:  The American Academy Of Environmental Medicine Calls  
For Immediate Moratorium On Genetically Modified Foods.  Full text  
follows.


Press Advisory May 19,  
2009 
                                                                                       Contact 
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Dr. Amy L. Dean, D.O. Public Relations Chair Member, Board of  
Directors American Academy of Environmental Medicine 734-213-4901 environmentalmed at yahoo.com
The American Academy Of Environmental Medicine Calls For Immediate  
Moratorium On Genetically Modified Foods

Wichita, KS - The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)  
today released its position paper on Genetically Modified foods  
stating that "GM foods pose a serious health risk" and calling for a  
moratorium on GM foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM  
concludes "there is more than a casual association between GM foods  
and adverse health effects" and that "GM foods pose a serious health  
risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function,  
reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health."  
The AAEM calls for:

     * A moratorium on GM food, implementation of immediate long term  
safety testing and labeling of GM food.
     * Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community and  
the public to avoid GM foods.
     * Physicians to consider the role of GM foods in their patients'  
disease processes.
     * More independent long term scientific studies to begin  
gathering data to investigate the role of GM foods on human health.

"Multiple animal studies have shown that GM foods cause damage to  
various organ systems in the body. With this mounting evidence, it is  
imperative to have a moratorium on GM foods for the safety of our  
patients' and the public's health," said Dr. Amy Dean, PR chair and  
Board Member of AAEM. "Physicians are probably seeing the effects in  
their patients, but need to know how to ask the right questions," said  
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, President of AAEM. "The most common foods in  
North America which are consumed that are GMO are corn, soy, canola,  
and cottonseed oil." The AAEM's position paper on Genetically Modified  
foods can be found at http:aaemonline.org/gmopost.html. AAEM is an  
international association of physicians and other professionals  
dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health.  
More information is available at www.aaemonline.org.

-more- About AAEM The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was  
founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and  
other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and  
their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the  
knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their  
environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their  
total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the  
recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by  
exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food  
and water. ###

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