farcical: NutraSweet/MONTHANON/TRUTH

Peter Hood Peter at brentano.demon.co.uk
Wed Aug 16 08:33:34 EST 1995

In article: <9508150708.AA20653 at cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au>  kerrr at CRYPTIC.RCH.UNIMELB.EDU.AU 
(Richard Kerr) writes:

> I thought that peanuts & that story was due to aflatoxin production by
> fungi that  contaminated stored nuts . set me straight if I'm not up to
> date.

No time to look into this, not my specialisation.  However, your comments re
genes interested me.  Why not?  There are I believe many diseases whose
existence depends on genetic variability - MS, for example - so what's
the problem?  Granted one has to produce evidence, granted this is expensive,
thus it can only be legitimately tossed around as a debating point - to see
if someone is more enlightened than others - but to suggest by implication
that it is illegitimate ("...I'll scream...") seems a little draconian...?


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