So GM soy is already in the food chain, is it?

Doesn\’t that mean that we have all already been murdered in our beds?

Caroline Lucas, the Green MP, said a recent ruling in Brussels means that shipments of GM contaminated with unauthorised seeds could be allowed into the EU.

This means that GM that has not been safety tested in Europe could end up in the UK food chain.

“This is a slippery slope, allowing crops that have not been given safety approvals to enter our food chain,” she said.

Well, yes, but given that millions of us have been eating the stuff for years and that there are no ill effects to be reported, this is reasonable proof that your wibblings about the health effects of GM soya were, umm, crap, eh Caroline?

7 thoughts on “So GM soy is already in the food chain, is it?”

  1. If there is a demand for food that conforms with one’s desire not to eat GM origin food, suppliers can go out and meet it.

  2. Yes Tim. Millions of us have been eating the stuff for years, and no ill effects have been reported. Are you certain that ill effects have been sought after? That the producers and government agricultural health quality assurance and been actively seeking for possible health effects? GM foods could be as big a scam as CAGW. Certainly the problem of third world farmers being unable to save GM Maize seed from a previous crop and having to buy seed from the producers, thereby adding immensely to their costs, is well documented. If you have access to information proving that GM soya has no long term effects deleterious to human health, would you are to share it with us?.

    Tim adds: “GM foods could be as big a scam as CAGW. Certainly the problem of third world farmers being unable to save GM Maize seed from a previous crop and having to buy seed from the producers,”

    Two things. 1) Every serious farmer buys seed each year anyway. 2) The terminator gene was deliberately introduced so as to allay fears of environmentalists that the crops would breed out of control.

  3. One variety of GM soya can be very different from another GM soya. You cant generalise about GM crops as it depends on which gene has been spliced in.

    Each variety of a GM seed does need safety testing & it therefore makes sense to block a variety which has not been tested.

  4. I really can’t stand the anti-science hysteria surrounding the GM stuff. Some of it might be dangerous, most of it won’t be, the companies won’t want to sell angerous stuff in developed markets for obvious legal reasons anyway.

    But because of it, decent veggie products became harder when Paul “it’s all in Linda’s memory” McCartney decided to dump all of her soya based recipes in favour of non-soya protein but keeping the label the same, because of the stupid hysteria.

    I’d rather buy the orignal recipe stuff even if it is GM you sanctimonious arse.

  5. I’ve never heard a Green complain about mutagenesis, presumably because they’ve been eating food created by blasting plants with gamma rays to force random mutations since before they were born.

    I don’t see why this is natural and GM isn’t.

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