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Originally posted by Whyhi
Corporations that are creating arguably one of the most important advances in food production are terrorists?
Originally posted by Urantia1111
what kind of security measures could they possibly take to make sure hundreds of thousands of buffets and salad bars are not contaminated before people dig in?
Originally posted by BigTimeCheater
Stop thinking with emotion ("oh yay, we can feed the world!!!!!) and start thinking with intelligence. (The only company saying these are safe just so happens to be the company that produces them)
Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted. As there normally exists sex differences in liver and kidney metabolism, the highly statistically significant disturbances in the function of these organs, seen between male and female rats, cannot be dismissed as biologically insignificant as has been proposed by others. We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity....These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown."
Monsanto gathered its own crude statistical data after conducting a 90-day study, even though chronic problems can rarely be found after 90 days, and concluded that the corn was safe for consumption.
Well the cost looks pretty nasty:
Originally posted by Frogs
Oh my what timing....
Senate passes food-safety bill
This bill is a pretty nasty bit of work if you dig into it.
What else is nasty about it?
The bill is expected to cost $1.4 billion over the next four years, including the expense of hiring 2,000 new FDA inspectors.