On Mar 16, 3:35pm, Loren Muldowney wrote:
> Subject: Re: being a heretic...fermentation products
> Byron Simonds wrote:
> > One of the first uses of the batch fermentation processes, and a
> > user today, is for enzymes in laundry detergent. Have you read yours
> 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.
There has been a lot of discussion about GE on this list. There has been not
only discussions about no GE in organics, but also no GE at all period. I think
people should be aware that GE benefits many individuals that each and every
one might not think about.
> > Another use which I feel is very important, has reduced the cost
> > those needing it and making it even safer to use, is the production of
> > "INSULIN".
> True, true.
> > Before the development of this method, insulin was extracted from
> > blood/plasma. Many diabetics contracted HIV in the early 80's from the old
> > method.
> true again
> > 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?
The issue is no GE under any cirmstances!!! I think people should be aware
that there are benefits to GE and insulin was one of the first.
> 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.
Why not? Don't you have rights to your home and property? I do and I don't like
it when someone infringes on those rights! I don't think someone should be able
to come into my house without asking and take something I have worked hard for.
Why should technology be different?
> Is your concern relevant to organic standards?
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