Skip To Content
Free consultation Text or call 312.553.4900

Can Genetically Modified Food Cause Health Problems?

September 20, 2012  ·  By HM&M


Scientists in France recently published a controversial study that raises concerns about the safety of foods with genetically modified ingredients. In the study, rats were fed corn that was genetically engineered to withstand spraying with the herbicide Roundup. The rats that received the genetically engineered corn developed health problems, including tumors and liver and kidney dysfunction. Also, a much higher percentage of the rats fed genetically engineered corn died prematurely than the control group of rats that received conventional corn.

This study has, however, received criticism from some scientists. Specifically, certain scientists have pointed out that the type of rat used in the study is predisposed to tumor development. Also, scientists argue that these results break from studies that have demonstrated the apparent safety of genetically modified foods fed to various animals.

Regardless of the disagreements between scientists over the validity of this study, as a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I believe these results call for extensive additional research into the safety of genetically modified foods. Human consumption of these types of genetically modification foods is fairly new, and thus health problems caused by these foods may not have surfaced yet. We do not want to discover ten years from now that these foods were increasing the likelihood of developing tumors or other health problems. Therefore, I hope that this recent study raises awareness of the potential serious health problems that may arise from genetically modified foods.

September 20, 2012

More Men Allege Abuse by Christian Brothers

CHICAGO SUN TIMES A DuPage County jury has awarded a record $7,200,000 in damages to the family of a Naperville woman who died in 1999 after her doctor misdiagnosed her pneumonia as alcohol withdrawal. Instead of treating 48-year-old Claretta Roth with antibiotics that could have saved her life, Dr. Wael McTabi instead prescribed valium, a... Read More

September 20, 2012

GM Recalling Nearly 500K Cars Due to Dangerous Defect

Today, General Motors announced that it is recalling 473,841 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans to repair a defect that causes the cars to roll forward after drivers believe the cars are in park. The automaker explained that locking tabs on a shift cable could break causing the transmission gear position to not match the gear... Read More

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.