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Maybe there is a correlation there I am not sure.
A direct and important correlation can be made between mycotoxin-contamination and fertility problems; data collected in five Swedish pig farms showed that 85 % of all sows presented zearalenone in the bile liquid. Furthermore, the level of this mycotoxin in the bile liquid was significantly higher in farms having fertility problems in comparison with control farms.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by TheEthicalSkeptic
I say there is no reason to think that GMOs are inherently dangerous.
I also say there is no valid experimental evidence (including this, um , "study") which shows they are.
edit on 6/13/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheEthicalSkeptic
From the Monsanto Detailed Testing Abstract Genuity® SmartStax® MON 89034 Corn Product Safety Summary
GMO Corn is safe because:
1. The gene insertion is above confidence constrained to its target locus. Which is good because even a couple displaced codons indicate volatile expression, especially if conserved in a substitution role over AT or TA sequences.
2. Expressed protein assays essentially match control corn for the primary 17 corn aminos
3. Tests confirm that human toxicity and allergenicity are likely to be low
4. The compositional nutrition is essentially the same as conventional corn
5. MON 89034 has a low likelihood of becoming a plant pest (petitioned to be cleared as not a Plant Pest similar to the recent Monsanto Company petition to clear Soybeans as NOT being a Plant Pest - APHIS (APHIS number 09-082-01p) for a determination that genetically engineered (GE) soybean (Glycine max) event MON 87701 is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and, therefore, should no longer be regulated
Since food is guilty until proven innocent, as a matter of public safety, I would say the above PROVES that GMO corn is safe.
Especially with regard to those toxicity and allergenicity tests or tests to prove non-conservation of errant codon expressions. Those take decades to assess, and I am sure they put in the decades of testing with humans to prove this out. I am certain of it. Otherwise it would not constitute science.
And, of course, they are receiving approval on several GMBO to be cleared as not being Plant Pests, which is moot really, since recently, we all were told by very informed and authoritative people that corn and soybeans could never be defined as Plant Pests in the first place.
What say all ye?
edit on 13-6-2013 by TheEthicalSkeptic because: (no reason given)