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Benjamin C.
user 126682812
Poughkeepsie, NY
Post #: 1
I wanted to add to our discussion on Saturday with some articles from popular skeptic resources on GMO's for anyone who is interested:

This is a recent Snopes article on Monsanto and BT:
http://www.snopes.com...­

Here is a Skeptoid episode on GMO's:
http://skeptoid.com/e...­

Here are a couple Skeptoid episodes on Organic food:
http://skeptoid.com/e...­
http://skeptoid.com/e...­

Here is an extensive article looking at some anti-GMO science:
http://www.sciencebas...­

And here is a resource that has a huge database of scientific research on GMO safety:
http://www.biofortifi...­
Dan L.
DanLackaye
Group Organizer
Poughkeepsie, NY
Post #: 45
Also, Ryan mentioned Kevin Folta, whose blog can be found here:

http://kfolta.blogspo...­

I think one of the charts we all got came from him.
Arthur W.
Arthur_Weiland
Clinton Corners, NY
Post #: 15
I'm working my way through these links and am in the middle of the "extensive article" this week. Currently this discussion finds me more in the scales between two maxims vis-a-vie glyphosate and Cry-[bt]. "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." and "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me."

Regards, Arthur
Arthur W.
Arthur_Weiland
Clinton Corners, NY
Post #: 16
Here's a Reuters article about concerns raised by an MIT scientists research on glyphosate residue on foods.
Arthur W.
Arthur_Weiland
Clinton Corners, NY
Post #: 17
A couple of additional links. Here's a link from the National Institute of Health website re. glyphosate concerns. Wikipeda gave me some insight regarding how glyphosate interferes with growth by disrupting the formation of three amino acids necessary to further build proteins. The NIH abstract mentions "induced cell death via autophagy pathways in addition to activating apoptotic pathways." Say What . . . . This will take me a bit of time to look up and get a minor grasp of.

In an introductory paragraph concerning pesticides on foods the Environmental Working Group has the following (which seems an honest approach towards balance). "If a conventionally grown food you want tests high for pesticides, go for the organic version instead. And remember - the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh risks of pesticide exposure."

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