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>> POISON RISK IS GREATER FROM ORGANIC FOODS, SAYS SCIENTIST
>> Sept. 6/99
>> Sunday Times
>> Stephen Bevan and Lois Jones
>> "You are 30 times more likely to poison yourself with organic produce
>> because it allows Bt [the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis] to spread
>> directly. There's this myth about it being natural," he said.
>> Sprays containing Bt have been used for a decade by farmers to control
>> caterpillars. When ingested, the bacterium produces endotoxins which
>> the walls of the insects' guts. In mammals, they can cause death from
>> septic shock.
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