Wenda20161030A 31:40 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

IMPACT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD ON PHYSICAL HEALTH

Caller:

Master Lu, after becoming vegetarian, I noticed it was marked on many vegetarian products that they use or contain “genetically modified soybeans” and “eggs and milk hormone”.  Would the health of fellow Dharma practitioners be affected by consuming such products over a long period of time?

Master Jun Hong Lu:

Yes, in fact, issues on genes are rather complex, and I have sought Bodhisattva’s advice too.  Generally, it’s relatively safe. However, prolong consumption may lead to production of certain hormone which can be harmful. Caller:

So we shall try not to consume genetically modified food, right? Master Jun Hong Lu:

Better to avoid.  Nevertheless, to consume small quantity found in a piece of cake for example, there is nothing to fear.   Should you eat transgenic food every day, your genes will be altered eventually. Minimal consumption is negligible.