> 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.
And if such trans-species transfer of genetic material through
the stomach-wall *was* going to happen, why hasn't it happened
some time over the last N millennia during which animals have
been happily eating other plants and animals?