Genetically altered food - evidence of benefit or harm?
K N and P J Harris
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Wed Apr 23 12:47:40 EST 1997
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> From: taquilla at erols.com (Tracy Aquilla)
> Subject: Re: Genetically altered food - evidence of benefit or harm?
> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 97 12:13:32 GMT
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> In Article <01bc4d86$0a6e79e0$04f10198 at bwt>, "Denise Melanson"
> <dmmelans at unity.ncsu.edu> wrote:
> >I probably should not comment one way or another about this subject,
> >The FACT is, we eat DNA every day from every single organism we
> >raw, cooked or otherwise, and although I am not sure whether the
> >this FACT have been studied (I don't know what the control could be),
> >fail to see how it would matter to our very rigorous digestive
> >source of that DNA, be it bacterial, fungal, animal, or plant.
> Good point. As a matter of fact, fresh foods also have bacteria and
> on the surface. We already consume the DNA of microbes with our food.
Not only that but if you are into live yoghourt you have probably
consumed several thousand completely new mutant bacteria per pot ! Where
does that leave genetic engineering by comparison ?
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