Monday, August 27, 2007

GMO Dangers still abound.

Green Erica Martenson has yet another story in the Napa Valley Herald. (see here for previous ones). This one involves the dangers from transgenic plum developed by the USDA.

There are many twists and turns in this story, as evidenced by the following citation.
In the article, "Transgenic Plum Gets USDA Non-regulated Status Based on False Claims of Safety," two geneticists, Dr. Joseph Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, wrote that "a small RNA molecule was present in high concentrations in the transgenic plum" and that "small RNAs are potentially lethal to mammals," which should raise concerns among both consumers and environmentalists.
We all know that genetic material, once released, can not be re-confined. Once into the environment, it remains there, period.

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