of that protein are identical to those found in shrimp and dust mite allergens.
According to criteria recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), this
fact should have disqualified genetically altered soy from approval.
sequence of the gene that was inserted into soy has inexplicably rearranged itself
over time. The protein it creates is likely to be different than the one intended,
and was never subject to any safety studies. It may be allergenic or toxic.
process of inserting the foreign gene damaged a section of the soy’s own DNA,
scrambling its genetic code. This mutation might interfere with DNA expression
or create a new, potentially dangerous protein.
most common allergen in soy is called trypsin inhibitor. Genetically altered soy
contains significantly more of this compared with natural soy.
High levels of phytic acid
in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic
acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking,
sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems
inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders.
In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility
and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may
cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to
autoimmune thyroid disease.
B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body's requirement
foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D.
proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein
isolate and textured vegetable protein.
of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic
glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing
and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and
Disruption of normal sexual development evidenced by changes in onset of puberty.
of early puberty in the U.S. occurred in tandem with increased sales of soy formulas.
dysfunction and increased incidence of goitre as phytoestrogens act as endocrine
are known to induce infertility in animals and possibly in some birds.
links between soy phytoestrogen genistein and infantile leukemia.