Thank you. Now my question is on what grounds it is asserted that this is
Even if it would be safe, could it be considered organic? There are more
examples of products that can be considered relatively safe, nontheless cannot
be considered organic.
As far as it concerns GE in agriculture, I am very reluctant to start a debate
on its value for organic ag. especially since we now finally have the new
proposed rules which exclude GE. And rightly so, in my opinion. Nevertheless,
it may be interesting to debate a little bit on what kind of DNA technologies
could be used in organic ag. Until now, I have seen only one that I would
welcome, which is DNA identification of cows, which could make an end of these
crazy earmarks cows are wearing.
To me, it is not just the CaMV promoter that may cause problems in GE plants.
Actually, the whole geneconstructs are suspect and I really do not see how to
consider these funny constructs as something organic.
Loren Muldowney wrote:
> wytze wrote:
> > Could you please explain what you mean with gmo fermentation technology?
> > I share the remarks made by dr. Clark on plants.
> > wytze
> One of the first things (late 70s, early 80s?) done successfully in
> molecular biology was to insert a gene coding for some specific protein
> into a bacterium. Since bacteria multiply so quickly, if you fed them
> well you could get enormous masses of bacteria producing your desired
> protein along with what they would normally produced without the new
> gene. It was a very productive way to produce large quantities of some
> protein, typically an enzyme, very quickly and inexpensively. So
> interesting proteins were produced in large scale cultures generally
> referred to as fermentation vats or fermentation cultures. Then the
> enzymes were separated and purified out and used for a variety of things
> for which enzymes were formerly too expensive. Fermentation is for the
> bacterial metabolism. This is GMO fermentation technology, wherein only
> bacteria are modified, only used in the laboratory or production
> facility for the purpose of producing materials more costly otherwise.
> Loren M.
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