Need Safeguards for Gene-Tinkered Foods

Sandy Silverman sandy at nmr1.pt.cyanamid.COM
Fri Jun 25 11:02:44 EST 1993


>In article <C95F74.IoF at dartvax.dartmouth.edu> James.F.X.Wellehan at dartmouth.edu (Jim Wellehan) writes:
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>   From: James.F.X.Wellehan at dartmouth.edu (Jim Wellehan)
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>   Date: 24 Jun 93 23:13:48 GMT
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>   In article <C8zq2I.6M8 at cunews.carleton.ca>
>   wcsbeau at superior.carleton.ca (OPIRG) writes:
>
>   >   All of the transgenic crops have bacterial
 >  > antibiotic resistence and 81% of the tests are for herbicide tolerance
  > > (promoting use of polluting chemicals)
>
>   Pulling a valid point out of this compost pile, I'd have to agree that
>   it's a shame so much research is aimed toward providing Monsanto et al.
>   with a reason for making more poisons.  They do fund it, but that
>   doesn't mean it should be done.>
>
>   Jim

	One reason for engineering herbicide resistant crops is that you
may be able to use a less toxic or lower use rate alternative and get the
same protection with a better environmental impact.
--
Sanford Silverman                      >Opinions expressed here are my own<
American Cyanamid  
sandy at pt.cyanamid.com, silvermans at pt.cyanamid.com     "Yeast is Best"



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