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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:17 pm 
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Those who support genetically engineered food say protestors are unscientific or harbor a political agenda. Wacky protestor antics reinforce that message. The "Reclaim the Commons" convention protest against the 2004 Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in San Francisco featured puppet-wielding street theater activists, a "Radical Family Collective Kid Zone" and other offbeat activities.

However, GE food skeptic Dave R. Schubert can't be dismissed as some granola-brained ecohippie. He is head of the Salk Institute's Cellular and Neurobiology Lab, with a doctorate in cell biology from UC San Diego.

"The problem is that experimental biotechnology is applied to food with no mandatory safety testing," Schubert said. Allergies have gone up considerably in the decade since genetically engineered foods were introduced, he said.

Schubert carefully adds that he is not saying such a link exists; there just isn't enough evidence to say either way. That's what bothers him.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:37 am 
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I wouldn't be at all surprised if there is a link between GM foods and allergies. I read somewhere that foods that are modified to be resistant to herbicides have an increase in whatever compound causes oral allergy syndrome. And I don't trust Monsanto. But I don't go so far as avoiding GM foods.


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