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Must suck for you if all the 'grown-ups' nearby are this clueless.

So first you try to equate conventional breeding with GMO's (and you fail).

Now, you want to equate random mutation with GMO's. You fail again. When a mutation occurs in nature, it happens in an ecological context. Possible mutations are relatively constrained, being determined by what genes are there to begin with. The genome of the mutating organism must continue to function as a whole after the mutation, or the organism's existence will be short. Human genetic engineering is loosed from these ecological constraints. Instead of the logic of the ecosystem, the logic of industry is in play. All genes from any Kingdom, any ecology, and any location are treated as commodified inputs. No concern is 'wasted' on what other genes might be disrupted as inputs are sliced into random locations along the chromosome.

Again, quit it with the false equivalence, 'Dr.'

It must suck for you if all the 'grown-ups' nearby are this clueless. But I'll reserve my serious compassion for those 'grown-ups' who have to listen to your simplistic drivel and snarky tripe in-person.

-app

Seralini Redux: Roundup-Ready GMO Maize Causes Serious Health Damage

A highly controversial paper by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues has been republished after a stringent peer review process.

The chronic toxicity study examines the health impacts on rats of eating a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603 glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.

The original study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) in September 2012, found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU.

However it was retracted by the editor-in-chief of the Journal in November 2013 after asustained campaign of criticism and defamation by pro-GMO scientists.


The rest of the article goes on to say that a third round of peer review confirmed the Seralini conclusions that RoundUp and GMO corn did contribute to higher rates of tumors, above and beyond genetic predispositions in the rats and other factors.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/25/roundup-ready-gmo-maize-causes-serious-health-damage/#.U6rwMqHgziU.facebook

-app
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