Re: GMO and cars
Sat, 15 May 1999 08:06:57 +0200
At 18.16 14/05/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I understand what you are saying, and it kind of adds to a question that
>I've had about GMO's. It seems that the US is usually one of the last
>countries to approve new drugs, yet here we are leading the forefront with
>GMO's. The countries that are quicker to legalize drugs (pharmaceuticals,
>not the illegal variety) seem to be the ones resisting GMO's and other
>agricultural technology that the US wants us all to embrace. Why is this?
>Someone suggested to me that perhaps it's because other countries don't have
>the economical investment in the ag. industry that the US does. It scares
>me to think that ag. companies have more "pull" than the FDA does. Why
>hasn't the USDA stepped in to demand more legitimate research on ag.
I don't think it's a matter of economical investment, since also
It a matter of standards for legitimation. We create new varieties by
conventional breeding continously, and they are tested for safety before
releasing. Safety normally means not dangerous to human (overall lacking
known toxins). The GMOs are tested in same way, so they resulted safe.
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