The EU has so far planted only one genetically modified food, corn, mostly in Spain. And Spain is where recently the first death caused by taking gene-modified food was confirmed.
Huan Pedro Ramos died of anaphylaxis after eating recently grown tomatoes that contain fish gene, which caused deadly allergic reaction, reports “World News Daily Report”. The surprising announcement came after the autopsy of the 31-year-old Spaniard, who died in a hospital in Madrid in early January. The health of the young man suddenly deteriorated after he had an inexplicable allergic reaction and all the medicines used to control anaphylaxis were completely ineffective.
A team of experts claims they could establish that the gene-modified tomatoes which the victim ate for lunch were the cause of the allergic reaction that caused his death.
On January 7, Ramos worked in a warehouse, and after lunch he began to feel ill. He began to manifest several symptoms, including itching, severe swelling of the throat and a sharp drop in blood pressure. He previously had allergies, so he was quickly injected with “epinephrine” but his health continued to deteriorate. He was rushed to a hospital, but the medical personnel could not determine the cause of his allergic reaction in time and none of the usual treatments or medications didn’t react. Ramos died an hour after being hospitalized.
Medical investigators and forensic scientists in the “Karlos III” hospital had to do many tests and analyzes before they could accurately determine what caused Ramos to die from an allergic reaction to seafood when all he was eating before his death was bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and juice. All were amazed when they discovered that the tomatoes he ate had not only contained the allergens associated with fish, but also had genes resistant to antibiotics that prevented the white blood cells to save his life.
– At first, we thought that there was some form of foo contamination involved, from contact with fish or seafood during the preparation. So when we tested the tomatoes, we noticed that they contained allergens commonly found in seafood. We’ve done a lot of analysis and all confirmed that the tomato was indeed the source of allergens that killed Ramos – explains doctor Rafael Perez Santamaria.
The case of Ramos is the first death of a person who has been officially confirmed to be linked to consumption of gene-modified food. It is in contradiction with the studies on GMOs, which concluded that such food on the market is completely safe to eat.
Mass withdrawal of tomatoes
Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, ordered tomatoes from Portuguese origin that have infected the young Spaniard to be withdrawn and removed from shops and markets for security reasons. More than 7,000 tons of tomatoes was announced to be stopped in the country by inspectors of the Ministry and officials of public health.