Monday, March 13, 2000, 10:49:45 AM, you forwarded part of the
Avery/Benbrook transcript. The rest was said to be at:
AC> You can read the entire transcript by going to:
AC> http://www.emarketfarm.com - scroll down the page to the "Agribusiness"
AC> section, and click on the button that reads "Click here for the
AC> Avery/Benbrook GMO Transcripts."
Couldn't find it. Got an exact url?
AC> Alex Avery: What are the risks here? ...We've not found a single
AC> problem with using these technologies. We've got activists who are
AC> fueling the fear of these foods . . .
AC> Charles Benbrook: Well Alex, if you think there is not a single problem
AC> with these foods, then you need to start spending a little time reading
AC> the scientific literature. There is an abundance of research that shows
AC> problems that are being discovered with genetically transformed foods.
AC> Tomato plants, cotton plants, sheep - all organisms have very elaborate
AC> defense mechanisms against the incorporation of foreign DNA, viruses,
AC> bacteria and microorganisms that aren't part of the organisms genome.
AC> That's why species are able to maintain their genetic integrity.
AC> Alex Avery: No, they are not.
AC> Charles Benbrook: Alex, Alex. I am on, so let me finish.
AC> Alex Avery: Well, I'm not going to let you mis-characterize it
He should said: "Well, I'm not going to let you blatantly tell the
truth. Chuck is summarizing the scientific literature - documented
studies, and Avery is a both mercenary and an idiot.
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