3News.co.nz (Link) - Jonny Talbot (June 9, 2011)
Toxins from genetically engineered foods have been found in the blood of pregnant woman and foetuses, according to new research from Canada.
Research from the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec found traces of Bt toxin Cry 1 - an insecticide genetically engineered into GE food crops such as maize and potatoes – in pregnant women’s blood.
These findings have prompted the Soil and Health Association of New Zealand, which opposes GE derivatives in food, to call for a rethink on GE derivative based foods.
Association spokesperson Steffan Browning said the Government could remedy the situation by “reassessing or withdrawing the approximately seventy GE food lines approved for use in the New Zealand food supply.”