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Genetically modified crops - February issue

troyc at geneseo.net troyc at geneseo.net
Tue Feb 16 12:02:24 EST 1999

In article <36C7EEF9.4944 at not-for-mail.nerc-swindon.ac.uk>,
  pjml at not-for-mail.nerc-swindon.ac.uk wrote:
> 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//

See:    http://socrates.berkeley.edu/mutagen//ames.summary.html

and check out "Environmental Pollution, Pesticides, and the Prevention of
Cancer: Misconceptions".  This site contains a couple other excellent papers
about this subject as well.


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