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Re: [evol-psych] Kaiser Warns Against GMOs

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  • mark hubey
    ... Not right, and no ologist should believe it. Here is the reason. The pesticide, AFAIK, comes from another plant. So if it can occur in one plant, it makes
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 7 7:49 AM


      On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 3:51 AM, Julienne <julienne@...> wrote:
       


      In a Fall 2012 newsletter, Kaiser provided this guidance:

      “What do soda, canned chicken soup, margarine,
      and corn flakes have in common? They all contain
      genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. GMOs
      have a piece of DNA from a different species,
      such as bacteria or viruses, spliced into their
      DNA. Genetically engineered corn, for example,
      has DNA added so that it has a pesticide built
      right into it. This process creates a new species
      of plant that would have never occurred in nature.”


      Not right, and no ologist should believe it. Here is the reason.
      The pesticide, AFAIK, comes from another plant.

      So if it can occur in one plant, it makes no sense to claim that
      it cannot ever occur in another plant. After all, even those who
      can do no science or happy to trumpet Hume that we cannot
      predict the future, or know anything about causality.

      This argument is used by philosophers and ologists all the time
      so why do they close their eyes and ears now?


       


      The $47 billion corporate giant continued:

      “Despite what the biotech industry might say,
      there is little research on the long-term effects
      of GMOs on human health. Independent research has
      found several varieties of GMO corn caused organ
      damage in rats. Other studies have found that
      GMOs may lead to an inability in animals to reproduce.”

      The article encourages Kaiser’s 9 million members to “limit… exposure to GMOs.”

      None of this is particularly revolutionary, and
      the organization still says it has no “official
      policy” on the GMO issue. But it is the first
      time that a health care company of this size has
      publicly encouraged consumers to avoid GMOs. And
      it is another piece of evidence that the tide is turning.

      Americans may still see mandatory labeling of GMOs, and see it soon.

      Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his
      business, is only to be sustained by perpetual
      neglect of many other things. Robert Louis Stevenson





      --
      Regards,
      Mark Hubey

      "Learning to think in mathematical terms is an essential part of becoming a liberally educated person. "
      -- Kenyon College Math Department Web Page 


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