Section 8: Risks are greater for children and newborns

8.1 Pregnant mothers eating GM foods may endanger offspring
1. Embryo development can be adversely affected by tiny amounts of substances in the mother’s diet.

2. A pregnant mother’s diet may even alter gene expression in children and be passed on to future generations.
3. GM crops may contain substances that impact normal fetal development, but have
never been adequately tested for these effects.

8.2 GM foods are more dangerous for children than adults
1. Children are generally more susceptible to toxins, allergens and nutritional problems.
2. They consume more milk which may be from cows treated with rbGH.

3. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant diseases may also significantly impact those
children who are prone to recurring infections.

A summary of the 65 Health Risks
Presented in Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith

The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods
Section 1: Evidence of reactions in animals and humans
Section 2: Gene insertion disrupts the DNA and can create unpredictable health problems
Section 3: The protein produced by the inserted gene may create problems
Section 4: The foreign protein may be different than what is intended
Section 5: Transfer of genes to gut bacteria, internal organs, or viruses
Section 6: GM crops may increase environmental toxins & bioaccumulate toxins in the food chain
Section 7: Other types of GM foods carry risks
Section 8: Risks are greater for children and newborns