[Market-farming] GMO's

Roots Farm & Karen Sutherland rootsfarm at cwdom.dm
Thu Jun 11 11:39:33 EDT 2009


Please see bottom of original post for brief intro. and here is URL to  
their website:

http://www.aaemonline.org/

Best wishes,

Karen

Roots Farm
Organic Produce
Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs
Cockrane, DOMINICA
767-449-3038
rootsfarm at cwdom.dm


On Jun 11, 2009, at 11:16 AM, Brigette Leach wrote:

> Who makes up the "American Academy of Environmental Medicine" and  
> what do
> you know about them?
>
> Brigette
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roots Farm & Karen Sutherland" <rootsfarm at cwdom.dm>
> To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:38 PM
> 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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