Quote:Some of their complaints about the study are aimed at the study's methods. Critics point out that the type of experimental rats used in this study are particularly prone to tumors. So if you divide up 200 of them into twenty groups, as this study did, you are likely to get very high tumor rates in some of the groups. And the fact that such clusters of tumors didn't show up in the two small control groups could easily be due to random chance.
One particularly irreverent critic, Michael Grayer, a medical statistician, pointed out that the study included 18 groups of rats that were exposed to GMOs or Roundup (nine each for male and female rats), compared to only two control groups. "The potential for cherry-picking the nice positive results here from a sea of boring null ones is immense," he wrote on his blog. "Not saying they did it, of course, but it's certainly a concern."
Also, if this experiment truly showed a link between genetically engineered food and tumors, one might expect the rats that ate more of the GM corn to develop more tumors. In fact, the opposite happened. The rats eating a diet of 33 percent GMO corn stayed healthier than animals eating food with a GMO concentration of just 11 percent.
See? It's good for you.
The sweet corn from Monsanto contains a gene that produces a protein called BT that is toxic to pests. The corn is also engineered to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
It's only resistant to the herbicide they use, what does this really mean?...we also need to learn more about this BT protein that is toxic to pests (pests only?).
List of most and least contaminated foods:
The dirty dozen:
•The most contaminated fruits, in alphabetical order, are apples, domestic blueberries, grapes, imported nectarines, peaches and strawberries.
•The most contaminated vegetables are bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes and spinach.
•Every sample of imported nectarines tested positive for pesticides, followed by apples (98 percent) and imported plums (96 percent).
•The average imported nectarine had much higher total weight of pesticides than any other food crop.
•Grapes had 15 pesticides detected on a single sample. Blueberries and strawberries both had 13 different pesticides detected on a single sample
•As a category, grapes have more types of pesticides than any other produce, with 64 different pesticides.
•Some 96 percent of celery samples tested positive for pesticides, followed by potatoes (91 percent).
•A single bell pepper sample was contaminated with 15 different pesticides, followed by a single sample of celery with 13.
•Bell peppers had 88 different pesticide residues, followed by cucumbers (81) and lettuce (78).
Safety: Both Bt crops and commercially produced Bt insecticides are classified as "Generally Regarded as Safe" (GRAS) by the Environmental Protection Agency. The protein crystal which is toxic to insects is safe for human consumption, as humans lack the digestive enzyme required to convert the protein to its toxic form, according to Davidson College. Studies of Bt's effects on animals have produced contradictory results, and it is lethal to Monarch butterflies.
Read more: What Is the Bt Gene? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_7238414_bt-gen...z272Eon3HJ
That's just one study from Davidson College....looking for more.
Q: Are there other types of Bt toxins?
A: Another type of Bt toxins are called vegetative insecticidal proteins, or VIPs. VIPs are also considered relatively safe for non-pest species, however, other classes of toxins produced by Bt have a broader spectrum of toxicity.
- Eradicate the free farmers, take control of food production.
It was never about "ideologies"...at least not the commonly
known and studied ones.
The ancient War On Love rages on.
Yeah AS, good pic.
Not only 'you are what you eat', but now 'your future offsprings' DNA will alter depending on what you eat'.
I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
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