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Is Amway Nutrilite protein powder as addictive as heroin?

(People's Daily Online)

09:41, August 25, 2012

Genetically modified (GM) soybeans grown in the United States are the source of the main ingredient of Amway Nutrilite protein powder, according to professional insider.

The world remains divided over the safety of GM foods. There is no authoritative evidence that GM foods produce toxins, that protein in GM foods cause allergies, and that GM foods increase antibiotic resistance. Then, are GM foods safe to eat?

Frankenstein, a physiological researcher in British writer Mary Shelley's novel “Frankenstein” published in 1918, was ultimately destroyed by a monster he created. Europeans now call GM foods “Frankenstein foods” to send a warning signal that GM crops could cause an ecological disaster threatening the survival of the human race.

An immune response study released by the Australia-based Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) on Nov. 16, 2005 found that after being fed with GM peas for four weeks, mice became inflamed in the lungs and suffered from allergies. The research also showed that protein in the GM peas primed the mice to react to other food antigens. Given the findings of the research, the CSIRO terminated a GM pea project that had last for 10 years and cost three million U.S. dollars.

Sponsored by the Austrian government, Prof. Juergen Zentek and his research team carried out a 20-week experiment in 2007 on a hybrid of the herbicide-tolerant GM corn NK603 and insect-resistant GM corn MON810 developed by Monsanto Company. The hybrid was found to have adversely affected the mice’s reproductive capacity.

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basket jordan at 2012-08-2736.248.177.*
I love the way you wrote this article. This is wonderful. I do hope you intend to write more of these types of articles. Thank you for this interesting content!basket jordan
PD User at 2012-08-27202.158.179.*
The Indian newspaer The Hindu reports that: India has bad experience growing GM variety of cotton. The result has been that the foreign seed companies have made plenty of profit, but there has been more farmers committing suicide because of their inability to repay the heavy debt incurred growing the GM variety of cotton. Keep you ears to the ground please and learn from others" experience.
ibofightback at 2012-08-2737.2.137.*
This article is false on many levels, not least that Amway does not use GMO sources.This and other issues discussed here -Does Amway or Nutrilite use GMO crops?
wende at 2012-08-2771.255.90.*
China must be very careful with GM products and should refrain from using GM seeds until it is safe for human consumption and that China"s agriculture will not be addicted to the use of these seeds. It is widely believed that once a field use GM seeds, it needs to continue using same type of seeds or else there will be catastrophic results to the field
Observer at 2012-08-2572.42.140.*
I do not say this often but "WHAT AN IDIOT"....
  

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