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Genetically modified crops - February issue

Hybrid-T hybrid_T at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 14 02:23:33 EST 1999


Phil Jones wrote:

> It is being put about by the media that genes from GM foods could
> enter the human gene pool via the stomach, and so cause human
> gene modification.

I realize it's the MEDIA saying this, but does anyone on this thread
believe this? How could genes enter the "human gene pool" through the
*stomach*?? Any genetic material ingested is broken down into
constituent nucleotides so that cells have a pool of free nucleotides to
work with as they need.

> If true then all animals have been sharing genes with other animals
> and
> plants for millions of years.
> So whats so bad about that?.
> The fuss about the GM potatoes encourages me to ask the question:
> were non-GM potatoes run as a control?
> If we start treating foods like drugs then think of all the results
> that would come from the testing of everyday foods. I can't believe
> that no common food has potential risks to the immune system
> or general health.
>
> --
> Phil Jones, Wiltshire, UK.      @home at www.fauns.demon.co.uk/
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