FTC's (Frankenstein Technology Companies) do not take the antibiotic marker
genes away after use because they can't. The tools to do this do not exist
especially since they don't have a clue where this marker gene is located in
the genome. I'm sure somebody could find out given ten years of time and
unlimited funds, but since there is no money in this?
I'm further sure that in a healthy living soil there are no great quantities
of nitrate, phosphorus or potash freely floating about. But that instead
plants have to get these foods from some living micro organism (most often
by force I presume).
And yes, plants take up factors from the soil that help them resist
bacterial, fungal, viral and insect attack and vitamins (quite well known
for vit B12) and other factors.
All this makes that these "healthy" plants taste differently from the ones
produced in the industrial chemical farming process. Once one his used to
this food one could not eat anything else. On the other hand there are a lot
of people around us who find them "too strong" (this is the expression in
Ireland when something is disliked). Coupled to this I have made another
observation. The physical condition of especially young people who eat fast
food and chemically produced all the time can probably drop not much lower.
They can hardly walk any more. On the other hand, I also know a few
youngsters that eat exclusively organic and that appear in excellent
(sorry, i just notice that i am in part replying to klaus wiegand's
----- Original Message -----
From: wytze <email@example.com>
To: Keith Addison <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 11:31 AM
Subject: OOPS. Re: Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants
> 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
> wytze wrote:
> > I am studying this great book now and one thing especially struck me and
> > is the fact that plants take up antibiotics from soilorganisms and uses
> > as protection against insectattacks. I never understood why GE
> > not remove the antibiotic resistance genes. Am I wrong to think that
> > really a dirty trick by the insecticide selling companies? Or does this
> > that these companies actually know nothing about the plants they mess
> > with?
> > wytze
> > 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.
> > >
> > >
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