Genetic engineering is a Good Thing?
harlind at epix.net
Fri Sep 18 10:51:22 EST 1998
Tracy Aquilla wrote:
> In Article <6ttcpr$obe$1 at news1.epix.net>, Harold Lindaberry
> <harlind at epix.net> wrote:
> > We did some evaluations on bt ( for about 5 or more years ) when it first
> >the material can have some nasty toxicological side effects.
> Toxicological side effects of Bt? You must be thinking of the very first
> formulations, some of which are known to produce a broad-spectrum
> beta-exotoxin. Exotoxin-producing strains have long been prohibited in the
GOOD !!!! I hope that included teratology !!!!
> Of course, there are some minor effects from the carriers and other
> inert ingredients found in some pesticide formulations, but none caused by
> the Bt itself.
> >When it was in a spray with limited a residual that probably was of
> >little concern but if it is being incorporated into edible plants they better
> The plants carry only delta-endotoxin genes. These proteins are non-toxic to
> vertebrates. They have been analyzed for toxicity to no end, and have passed
> all of the regulatory hurdles.
GOOD AGAIN !!!!!
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