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Genetically modified crops - February issue

sarah swroot at copy.amitiel.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 19 03:30:53 EST 1999


Hybrid-T <hybrid_T at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Are you referring to the article entitled "Frankenfears"? I just checked
> it out. It certainly does NOT say that genetic material could be
> absorbed through the gut. It says that one researcher, who has yet to
> submit his findings for peer-review although he has been repeated asked
> to do so, claims he has found that the constuct of a GM potato could be
> toxic. There is a difference between the gene and the gene's
> product.Maybe you were referring to a different article? The online New
> Scientist I looked at didn't have any other GM articles.

No. I've not got the URL, but it can be found in back issues online:
look for a news item in last/second-last week in January. It dealt
specifically with a mechanism for gut absorption of GM products. Sorry I
can't be more specific.

HTH
sarah


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