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The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will
bind to receptors in human liver cells and influence the uptake of cholesterol from the blood.
The type of RNA in question is called microRNA (abbreviated to miRNA) due to its small size.
MiRNAs have been studied extensively since their discovery ten years ago, and have been
implicated as players in several human diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes.
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994
Originally posted by sicksonezer0
I think its funny, mother nature has spend millions, perhaps billions of years creating the things that keep us alive, and making the things we enjoy. We have spent millions of years adapting to what has been created for us. And a group of people think they can do better for a few bucks.
Wtf did people think would happen?
Originally posted by pianopraze
Is it any wonder the infertility rate is skyrocketing?
Monsanto's website states, "There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans."
Additionally, the health hazards of GM foods are mostly unknown because biotechnology companies do not allow independent researchers to publish studies done on GM seeds . In order to obtain the seeds, scientists must sign an agreement to only publish studies in peer-review journals that have been approved by the company . These companies essentially produce consumer propaganda, putting public health at risk. Thus, the health and safety risks associated with GM foods are significant enough to prevent it from becoming the solution to global problems and must be assessed.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
Honestly, they will be so happy when there is no one left to rule.
Originally posted by Sly1one
Human arrogance and its corruption of true science is the real threat to mankind...
Bill Freese, a science policy analyst for the Washington-based Center for Food Safety,
said everyone wants to see things get better for hungry people, but ....
genetically modified plants are more likely to make their developers rich than feed
the poor. The seed is too expensive and has a high failure rate, he said.
Better ways to increase yields would be increasing the fertility of soil by adding organic
matter or combining plants growing in the same field to combat pests, he said.
"We used to have to use the card catalogue and browse through the books to find the
information we needed," he wrote in his letter. "Now, in the same way we know ... the precise
page that contains the piece of information we need, we can find out precisely which
plant contains what gene conferring a specific characteristic. This will make plant breeding
happen at a much faster clip."
Viruses are carrying RNA transfers between linked species for communication about environmental changes, and audit controls.
Bacteria and fungus are performing a similar function with genetic exchange.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by XXXN3O
Good links, thanks for those!
Interesting to hear about your allergies, I think that the majority
of allergic reactions to fresh food can be traced to the pesticides..
Glycosphate in particular...aka round up.edit on 29-2-2012 by burntheships because: (no reason given)