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Is Amway Nutrilite protein powder as addictive as heroin? (2)

(People's Daily Online)

09:44, August 25, 2012

French scientists released a new study in December 2009, and confirmed kidney and liver toxicity in rats fed with Monsanto’s GM corns. The severity of the side effects depends on gender and also dosage. The GM corns were also found to have adverse side effects on rats’ hearts, adrenal glands, spleens, and haematopoietic systems.

Hamsters will be rendered sterile after just three generations of eating a diet of GM soybeans, according to an independent research report released by Russian scientists on April 16, 2010.

A list of ingredients on the package of Amway Nutrilite protein powder shows that the product is made from soy protein, concentrated milk protein, lecithin, and tricalcium phosphate. Industry insiders said that the Amway Nutrilite protein powder sold in China contains protein from GM soybeans grown in the United States. Previously, domestic media had reported that the United States was taking advantage of GM soybeans to destroy China’s soybean industry. Wang Xiaoyu, deputy secretary general of the Heilongjiang Provincial Soybean Association, confirmed that imported GM soybeans were making aggressive inroads into domestic soybean industry.

In August 2003, the U.S. Government and Wall Street began implementing a plan to destroy more than 70 percent of Chinese edible oil factories by means of soybean futures. Then, they purchased these bankrupt enterprises and sold U.S. transgenic soybean cooking oil in China with a Chinese brand.

The United States is a transgenic grain producing power, but few of these transgenic grains are consumed in the country. Wheat is the staple food in Europe and the United States. The U.S. Monsanto Company has obtained the security certificate for the transgenic wheat but is still resisted by local people. These transgenic soybean and corn mainly are used for animal feed, production of alcohol fuel and exporting to the developing countries, including Africa and China.

The dependence is as strong as heroin

Some netizens said on a well-known Chinese website douban.com that people really feel better to take the Nutrilite protein powder but feel not as good as before if stop taking it. It indicates that Nutrilite protein powder has strong dependence. Many netizens also said that although being natural protein powder, the Nutrilite protein powder belongs to vegetable protein so is inferior to the animal protein. In addition, the high price is also being questioned.

In the United States, any food containing more than 0.9 percent of genetically modified component will be clearly marked to warn consumers while in China, there is no any warning label. The Nutrilite protein powder selling in China failed to announce any components related to transgenosis.

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