>>> IATP, SEHN, and CPI/CU announce the availability of comments
>>> submitted Jan 7, 2000 to the EUP on the Monsanto application for an
>>> Experimental Use Permit for Cry3Bb transgenic corn, engineered to
>>> emit Bt through roots and root exudates
>Chuck is using deliberately inflammatory language here. These varieties
>engineered to contain a Bt toxin (a peptide) that kills or stunts rootworm
>larvae as they feed on the roots. Peptides are labile in the soil, unless
>they are bound and sequestered so tightly as not to move.
<<<< Who is going to be over see this process IN THE FIELD ?
<<<< And what is going to "hold" the diseased and decaying rootworms ?
>> "exudate" into groundwater/drinking water for my well -
>> they *are* **insane** !!
>Are you worried that these peptides will get into your well water? I
>believe it can be shown that they will not move or build up in the
>environment. I'll try to find out for sure. In any case, this kind of
>biological control is preferable from an environmental quality perspective,
>to the application of persistent, broad-spectrum, synthetic insecticides to
Dale, you can keep both of them - IN THEIR CONTAINERS .....
as for "inflammatory language", the socalled lesser of two evils
is neither reassuring nor acceptable.
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