[Market-farming] GMO's

Brigette Leach afhg at ctsmail.net
Thu Jun 11 11:16:50 EDT 2009


Who makes up the "American Academy of Environmental Medicine" and what do 
you know about them?

Brigette

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From: "Roots Farm & Karen Sutherland" <rootsfarm at cwdom.dm>
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] GMO's


> 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
>  Information
>
> 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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