GMO POTATO CREATOR NOW FEARS ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


GMO POTATO CREATOR NOW FEARS ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH

Of all the genetic engineers who have renounced the technology—Arpad Pusztai, Belinda Martineau, Thierry Vrain, John Fagan and Michael Antoniou, among others—because of its shortsighted approach and ability to produce unintended and potentially toxic consequences, Caius Rommens' story may be the most compelling.

Rommens was director of research at Simplot Plant Sciences from 2000 to 2013 where he led development of the company's genetically engineered Innate potato. But over time, Rommens started to have serious doubts about his work and worried about potential health risks from eating the GMO potatoes, which are now sold in 4,000 supermarkets in the U.S.

Rommens' concerns about the GMO potato led him to write a book, Pandora's Potatoes, which was recently published. The book is a case study on how a scientist's initial enthusiasm about genetic engineering turns to doubt and fear as he realizes the hazards the technology can create.

I recently interviewed Caius Rommel about his work developing the GMO potato and the misgivings he now has about it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any one who really wants to understand the dangers of GM products to human health, ought to read the research of Seralini, whose first paper on this issue got published, then, retracted, because a Monsanto board member became an editor of this scientific journal, and finally got it republished, and won a court case about the merits of his research, and got his professional reputation back.

The Seralini Research on GMO

This man is one of my favorite unsung heroes for the pioneering work he did, even after Monsanto tried to smack him down.

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