I believe there is little disagreement that research, done properly, produces
data. Humans draw conclusions from the data. Science cannot be blamed for an
individuals interpretation of facts, and the conslusions drawn by them.
If I were a talking cow, and I read the Monsanto label, I would think BST is
not safe for me. If a similar product were to be considerered for some human
benefit, I do not think many humans would consider the product safe.
So, pound away at Lara if you must, but you are not helping science, or
society much at all.
On Feb 9, 11:39am, Gary Banowetz wrote:
> Subject: Re: DAIRY UPDATE-HUMAN HEALTH ASPECTS OF BST-2/7/94
> On Wed, 9 Feb 1994, Gabriel Hegyes wrote:
> > Based on the information Lara supplied, are you suggesting that Dr.
> 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
> 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).
> The issue here remains the safety of BST and how consumers will make
> informed decisions on whether or not to purchase milk from BST-Treated
> animals. The points you and Lara raise amount to little more than
> personal innuendos on Dr. Bauman and the scientific community in general.
> I've been a research scientist myself for 15 years and have done research
> funded by industry. Science isn't a process of buying and selling
> scientists and their results. I have never been bought, and the source of
> my funding never has, and never will affect the data the result from the
> studies. Your innuendos attempt to substitute fears and suspicions for
> hard data and contribute nothing to assisting a consumer make an informed
> choice regarding BST.
> Specifically, which data cited in the 20 studies posted earlier do you
> Gary Banowetz
>-- End of excerpt from Gary Banowetz
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