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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:48 pm 
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I'm not really an alarmist but this article :frightened
It will make you glad you can't eat corn.

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Weed killer can turn male frogs into females, study finds

By Martin Mittelstaedt
Globe and Mail Last updated on Tuesday, Mar. 02, 2010 11:00AM EST

Researchers in the United States say they have turned male frogs into females by exposing the amphibians to tiny amounts of atrazine, a weed killer widely used on corn fields in Canada and often found in water supplies in agricultural areas.

The chemically induced ** change occurred by dosing frogs at concentrations of the herbicide 50 per cent below Health Canada's guideline for drinking water.



http://bit.ly/cQ7xqt
and http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... to-females

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:34 pm 
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Wow. I guess I'm safe. As long as it isn't in the drinking water and they don't use that pesticide on rice!


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