AR-News: (US IL) Biotech safety focus of study

Animalara2003 at Animalara2003 at
Wed Jan 21 09:28:29 EST 2004

Biotechnology companies have figured out how to produce vaccines in corn and 
force salmon to grow faster, but a new study says they need to take more 
aggressive steps to prevent genetically engineered crops and creatures from 
spreading in the wild.

A panel convened by the National Research Council found there has been scant 
investigation of biological methods that could keep genetically modified 
plants and animals from breeding with their natural cousins or contaminating the 
nation's food supply.

full story:,1,4028487.story?c

"The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.",
Albert Einstein

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Male meat-eaters have a 50% chance of dying of a heart attack. Vegetarian men 
have a 4% risk. US vegetarians have cholesterol levels 14% lower than 
meat-eaters; vegans (those who don't consume meat or dairy products) have levels 35% 
lower. JAMA, 1995;274:894

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