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Originally posted by Astr0
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by burntheships
Explain why humans have an apendix and what its for. Might help you understand what might be going on.
The appendix is a storage and production area for the bacteria the gut needs to thrive and be healthy. No appendix equals a major loss of this healthy bacteria and adds to the woes (along side surgical intervention and associated body trauma).
The vermiform appendix is a vestige of the cecum, an organ that would have been used to digest cellulose by humans' herbivorous ancestors.
There are also vestigial molecular structures in humans, which are no longer in use but may indicate common ancestry with other species. One example of this is L-gulonolactone oxidase, a gene, that is functional in most other mammals, which produces an enzyme that can make vitamin C. A mutation deactivated the gene in an ancestor of the current group of primates, and it now remains in the human genome as a vestigial sequence called a pseudogene.
Research conducted by a team of senior plant and animal scientists found that Monsanto's glyphosate chemical, which is the primary ingredient in its popular RoundUp herbicide formula, appears responsible for infecting plants with an AIDS-like syndrome that destroys their immunity, blocks their absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, and eventually kills them.
On April 2, 1998 Steve Wilson & Jane Akre filed a landmark lawsuit using ‘whistle blowers protection’ to seek compensation for being fired for refusing to distort the news. The link below is a ten-minute video of the two FOX NEWS reporters, who, in the late 1990′s uncovered that most of the milk in the US and across some parts of the world is unfit to drink. They were fired for attempting to inform people of the of the health risks posed by the use of (rBGH)
Not only that, you didn't even mention the punchline of that source:
Originally posted by alfa1
and cited this article as its proof...
Assessing the survival of transgenic plant DNA in the human gastrointestinal tract
So now I'm wondering what the anh article means by "continues to function", because it doesnt cite any proof of this. Fragments cant continue to function.
I'm not crazy about GM foods because I think we are playing with things we fully don't understand, so I'm not really trying to defend them. For example someone cited the possibility of collateral damage to the DNA strand after gene insertion. This may have unforeseen consequences which concern me.
we conclude that gene transfer did not occur during the feeding experiment.
Originally posted by hqokc
reply to post by Sri Oracle
Hello. This is my first post so please be kind if I mess up something while I'm learning.
I wanted to add my thoughts on this because I have Celiac Disease (about 8 years now) that developed as an adult. Basically, I can't eat anything, not even a crumb, of gluten, which is found in wheat, rye and barley. If I do, I get very, very sick, similar to food poisioning. I always thought it was crazy, because humans are meant to eat wheat, but it makes me sick.
Last year, I participated in a clinical drug study. They told me that the thought behind the drug is that Celiac Disease is similar to Leaky Gut Syndrome. That "for some reason" gluten proteins pass through the digestive system walls where they are recognized by the immune system as foreign bodies, launching the immune response.
So what if the "for some reason" is GM foods? What if the holes are being punched not in just the bees intestional lining, which is bad enough, but our too?
Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
Originally posted by QuantumPhysicist
Wow, this is the first piece of evidence of GM food actually being bad. I always hear people say that it's bad, but I didn't really understand why. Thanks for sharing!
That's a bit of a misnomer. It's not that it's 'bad'. It's that it hasn't been proven "Safe". They (USDA?FDA?Us Government) are taking a very backwards approach by sing that it's considered 'safe' until someone proves othrwise.
This, of course, means that we who eat it are all being used as lab rats/guinea pigs.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by essjay
It is just as you say, man in all of his "brilliance" is going to kill himself off.
Good for you and your plans to stay apart from that. Be well, and prosper!
One person in Sweden also died. In Germany, there have been 573 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) -- a form of kidney failure -- in the current European outbreak, according to WHO. That's more cases of HUS than in any other recorded outbreak, worldwide. Twelve patients in Germany have died of HUS, according to WHO, while six died of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, EHEC, a strain that causes hemorrhaging in the intestines and can result in abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea. Reports indicate that an estimated 1,428 people have that E. coli strain so far but do not have HUS, according to the World Health Organization
Around every other HUS patient suffers serious neurological complications. The patients become disoriented, have difficulty expressing themselves, suffer convulsions. Some become apathetic, others make strange noises. Some get such strong cramp attacks they have to be restrained
'We're sleeping badly, and have bad dreams,' Kiemes says quietly. 'We can't get the images of suffering patients out of our heads.' The neurological breakdowns of patients are particularly concerning. 'When their condition gets worse, then it's dramatic.'
Biological active cDNA clones of cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) RNAs 1 and 2 were modified by addition of sequences that encode hexahistidine (His-tag) at the amino- (N-) or carboxy- (C-) terminus of the 1a and 2a proteins. These proteins are essential components of the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp)
Membrane-bound tomato mosaic virus replication proteins participate in RNA synthesis and are associated with host proteins in a pattern distinct from those that are not membrane bound.
Originally posted by Anthony1138
reply to post by burntheships
Kinda scary though to EH? Hey I'm falling, think I will grow myself a pair of wings. I dunno would make a good SCIFI movie