Byron Simonds wrote:
> One of the first uses of the batch fermentation processes, and a major
> user today, is for enzymes in laundry detergent. Have you read yours lately?
No. And if it only says "enzymes" that is hardly what I call
information. Is anybody claiming that laundry detergent is certified
I'm still not going to eat it.
> Another use which I feel is very important, has reduced the cost for
> those needing it and making it even safer to use, is the production of
> Before the development of this method, insulin was extracted from
> blood/plasma. Many diabetics contracted HIV in the early 80's from the old
> I'm not going to tell them to go back to the old way, are you?
I don't understand what motivates this question.
What is your concern? "Certified organic" insulin?
Has anybody suggested that one ought to stop producing insulin this
way? Who said it?
I am concerned about the lumping together of things which need not and
should not be lumped.
If an individual citizen has an objection to the use of recombinant DNA
technology which is so profound that he/she decides not to accept
insulin so produced when medically indicated, then I can support that
individual's right to exercise choice. I would not agree to make it
illegal to tell the person how the insulin was produced in order to
thwart that choice. I also think that people should have a legal right
to refuse blood transfusions even if their lives might be prolonged by a
transfusion. I don't think I would exercise that choice myself, but I
have my own guiding principles.
It is not reasonable to grant "rights" to a technology.
Is your concern relevant to organic standards?
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