Thursday, February 26, 2009


Did you know.....

We are already eating GM foods in India without knowing it!
GM foods pose grave health risks for Children .

"The Indian Government is turning a blind eye towards the illegal import and sale of GM foods in India " says Rajesh Krishnan of Greenpeace, "packets of Doritos corn chips, a brand of Pepsico International, tested positive for potentially hazardous GM contents. In spite of bringing the matter to the attention of concerned authorities way back in May 2008, no action has been taken so far and Doritos is being openly sold across the country and making a mockery of our regulatory mechanisms and public health in India"

Children face the greatest risk from the potential dangers of GM foods
  • Young, fast-developing bodies are influenced most.
  • Children are more susceptible to allergies.
  • Children are more susceptible to problems with milk.
  • Children are more susceptible to nutritional problems.
  • Children are in danger from antibiotic resistant diseases.
Thousands of schools around the world, particularly in Europe, have decided
not to let their kids be used as guinea pigs. Schools throughout the UK, Italy and many parts of Europe banned GM food years ago.

With the epidemic of obesity and diabetes and with the results in some schools showing that food influences student behavior, parents and schools are waking up to the critical role that diet plays. When making changes in what kids eat, removing genetically modified foods should be a priority

(For more information, watch a preview of Hidden Dangers in Kids' Meals: Genetically Engineered Foods, or read Genetically Engineered Foods Pose Higher Risk for Children or the Spilling the Beans article Another Reason for Schools to Ban Genetically Engineered Foods.)

Parent Actions

1. Educate yourself, and stay informed.

A good place to start in particular view "The Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals"
28 mins video, which presents a compelling case for the dangers of GM foods to children of all ages.

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