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Originally posted by AGuyfromTN
I watched the entire segment and was struck by a couple of things... in particular how GMO food could possibly affect allergies as well as the endocrine system. In the intro segment, Oz mentioned that GMO foods came onto the scene a couple of decades ago. I'm mid-40's and remember growing up very few instances where I met or knew folks with allergies. Nowadays, seems like everyone is suffering from some type of allergy. Additionally, the endocrine system "runs" or affects a lot of stuff in your body - growth, metabolism, mood, tissue function, reproduction, etc. Is it just me, but is there a timeline correlation with the intro of GMO foods into our food supply in the 80's/90's and the rise of obesity, sexual impotence, emotional stability, etc.? Not crying "fire in crowded movie house" here but the light-bulb went off over my head. Just my opinion.
The world is a college of corporations inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business......... and the world is a business.
Originally posted by Mark_Frost
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
Originally posted by Mark_Frost
People will either learn to take it for what it is or others will move to Fiji, smoke weed and become vegan.
Everything but vegan. I would miss the Bar-B-Q. When do we leave?
Valid arguments by the way. It doesn't make it right, but they are valid arguments.
We've created a huge mess, I think. I could chuck my cell phone right now. I don't really need it ... or use it. Unfortunately, I can't live without a vehicle at this point in time, although I wish I could. I would rather walk. I know I will probably take heat for this, but I think it's not just the growth of technology in every aspect of our lives, I think there are just too many people on the planet ... and in the 'first world countries', to many self-absorbed people. And if this (GMO and toxic chemicals in the form of pesticides) is what it takes to feed all of us, it just isn't worth it. Quality of life issues ... oh well.edit on 2012/3/30 by Another10Pin because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 1nfiniteLoop
Bt corn is perfectly safe for human consumption.
Cry toxin and Cry toxin itself are very selective and harmful only to caterpillars.
An Egyptian laboratory showing the Cry1 toxin, either fed alone or in transgenic potatoes to mice, led to hypertrophic and other changes in gut ultrastructure. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho has reviewed recent findings on the mammalian toxicity of Bt toxins. Her reports include observations on the death of cows fed GM fodder, survival of transgenic DNA during digestion and binding of Bt toxin to the intestine of mice. Some of the studies in those reports are mentioned below. Cry1Ac toxin was observed to bind to the cell surface proteins of the mouse small intestine and caused changes in the physiological state of the intestine.. Cry1Ac toxin was a potent immunogen, more potent than cholera toxin. These few studies have made important breakthroughs on the impact of Bt toxins but are seldom followed up vigorously, a serious mistake considering the widespread consumption of unlabeled foods containing Bt toxins. Furthermore, the adverse findings seem to be seldom mentioned in regulatory reviews. The behaviour of transgenes and toxins in the mammalian digestive system is crucial to evaluating their impact on the animal. Pigs fed maize containing Cry1Ab were found to have quantities of the Cry toxin genes and toxin protein; and Cry1Ab protein was not totally degraded in the digestive system. Pigs fed StarLink (Cry9c) maize were found to have about a quarter of the ingested Cry genes in their rectal material, showing that the genes were only partly degraded during digestion.