|INTERNATIONAL ACTION «SAFETY TEST»|
Russian National Genetic Safety Association calls for raising fund
to study GMO influence
Debates on influence of GM products upon human organisms have been active over the world. However, neither GM supporters nor GM opponents have enough arguments or scientific proofs to draw unequivocal conclusions. Meanwhile, results of certain scientific studies on GM impact on mammals stir concern, as they point out directly the negative consequences of genetically modified organisms influence.
In this connection, the National Genetic Safety Association thinks it necessary to carry out an independent public scientific experiment aimed at collecting convincing proofs that will let us decide on safety or non-safety of the genetically modified plants and their products for human and animal health.
The public experiment will be held under supervision of the specially established Scientific Council, which will include researchers from scientific institutions in Russia and other countries. The project supposes studying one or two mostly used components of GM plants (soy, maize or potatoes) and their influence upon organisms of mammals (rats).
With the help of biologists from various spheres, results of the experiment will be assessed under morphological, physiological, histological, cytological, biochemical, genetic, ethological and other important indices of mammal activity. The experiment is expected to be held within 12 months.
On results of reports by the experts a joint conclusion will be made with all protocols to the experiments. Guarantor of objectiveness of the results will be independent financing of the studies. The National Genetic Safety Association announces officially start of an international action called Safety Test to raise money for the public experiment.
National Genetic Safety Association is calling for your participation and asking you to make your contributions in the name of healthy future generations.
For further details, please, contact Head of the National Genetic Safety Association Elena Sharoykina, e-mail: ,