OOps, I made a mistake. The antibiotics do not function as insecticide but of course anti-microbial and bactericidal and help the plants to prevent diseases.
> I am studying this great book now and one thing especially struck me and that
> is the fact that plants take up antibiotics from soilorganisms and uses these
> as protection against insectattacks. I never understood why GE companies did
> not remove the antibiotic resistance genes. Am I wrong to think that this is
> really a dirty trick by the insecticide selling companies? Or does this show
> that these companies actually know nothing about the plants they mess around
> Keith Addison wrote:
> > FYI, Steve Solomon has just uploaded this great book to the Soil and
> > Health Library. It's public domain, so you can download it.
> > Krasil'nikov, N.A. "Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants". Academy
> > of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow 1958. Translated in Israel by Dr. Y.
> > Halperin.
> > http://www.soilandhealth.org/01aglibrary/010112Krasil/010112krasil.toc.html
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