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Genetically modified crops - February issue

Pete Lucas pjml at not-for-mail.nerc-swindon.ac.uk
Mon Feb 15 04:55:05 EST 1999


Phil Jones wrote:

> 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.

ISTR an analysis of parsnips some years back which revealed levels
of naturally-occurring psoralens which were in excess of those which,
were the parsnips to be sold as a medication rather than a food, 
qualify them as a "prescription-only medicine" under UK regulations.

//PJML//



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