In an article titled “Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops”, authors Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson address the work of the European Food Safety Authorities’ Podevin and du Jardin (please see http://www.es.landesbioscience.com/journals/gmcrops/article/21406/?nocache=1759778285) and discuss the potential health hazards of 54 commercial GMO crops. According to Latham and Wilson, “regulators have for many years been inadvertently approving transgenic events containing unsuspected viral gene sequences. As a result, 54 different transgenic events
commercialized internationally contain a substantial segment of the multifunctional Gene VI from Cauliflower Mosaic Virus (CaMV).” The authors further explain that these findings may have serious consequences due to the fact that Gene VI may disturb the normal functioning of crops, including their natural pest resistance, and may, in turn, prove to be unsafe for human consumption.
If you are interested in learning more and would like to review “Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops” please visit, http://independentsciencenews.org/commentaries/regulators-discover-a-hidden-viral-gene-in-commercial-gmo-crops/A non-technical synopsis of this article can also be found at http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/breaking_news_viral_gen/