Based on the information Lara supplied, are you suggesting that Dr. Bauman's
presentation is unbiased and comprehensive?
Do you believe that as a genetic engineer, he is uniquely qualified to
understand human health and nutrition? (For that matter, is the AMA?)
Are you saying that the source of a scientist's funding does not influence
the direction of the research? What questions are asked?
Do you really believe that Monsanto would have underwritten a project to
study the efficacy of intensive rotational grazing in milk production?
(Maybe if it were in the fence-building business).
Gabriel A. Hegyes
On Wed, 9 Feb 1994, Gary Banowetz wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Feb 1994, Lara Wiggert wrote:
> > Three points to consider regarding the post of organizational statements
> > about the safety of BST with regard to human health.:
> > According to an article in Biotechnology Newswatch, Aug. 16, 1993:
> > 1.The AMA developed a promotional video for BST with a *grant from
> > Monsanto* in the range of $30,000.
> > 2. Monsanto also contributed $50,000 to $100,000 to the American dietetic
> > Assoc. hotline. The 800 number for the hotline appears in public service
> > announcements during the AMA video.
> > 3. Dr. Bauman has been a Monsanto-funded researcher for many years, and
> > has co-authored numerous articles on BST with Monsanto's own
> > researchers. (see bibliographies provided in "Bovine Somatotropin and
> > Emerging Issues: An Assessment", ed. by Milton Hallberg (1992).)
> > 4. Dr. Bauman was an author of the OTA study included in his list, even
> > though OTA reports are supposed to be "independent".
> Based upon your information, it appears that Dr. Bauman has done a
> considerable amount of work with BST and is highly qualified to present
> both his own data, and that of others. Are you suggesting that his data
> are inaccurate or have been falsified?
> Gary Banowetz