2010-02-28

gmo's transferring genes to bacteria

2.8: news,web,co.health/gmo/transferring genes to bacteria:

from Health and Wellness Product Information Group
date Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:36 AM
I invite you to join our group: Contra Agro-Biotech.
Further reading and references:
http://www.thiele-und-thiele-consult.de/science-review-letters/science-review_us/309_us.html

my reply:
. a member of group "(Contra Agro-Biotech)
offered this link to read:
http://www.thiele-und-thiele-consult.de/science-review-letters/science-review_us/309_us.html
. after reading the link, and related,
http://www.thiele-und-thiele-consult.de/api-review-letters/351_us.html
I was alarmed to hear that
genes can transfer from rot
to the intestinal bacteria
on which our health so heavily depends .
. here are quotes I found from the given reference
and its reference .
"(
[pieces of] the gene inserted into GM soy
transfers into the DNA of bacteria living inside our intestines
/and continues to function/. [*]
*: Netherwood et al,
“Assessing the survival of transgenic plant DNA in the human gastrointestinal tract,”
/Nature Biotechnology/ 22 (2004): 2.
) [@] www.botanischergarten.ch/Food/Netherwood-Assessing-Human-2004.pdf
"(
. there was no indication that the complete transgene
had been transferred to the prokaryones
... nevertheless,
the observed survival of transgenic DNA
from a GM plant during passage through the small intestine
should be considered in future safety assessments
of GM foods .
) .