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    GM makes potatos now? i thought they were a car company
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRASHMAN View Post
    GM makes potatos now? i thought they were a car company
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    Oh, I think Americans understand that the one thing conservatives hate the most is the idea of spending American tax money on Americans. . .in America.


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    Wth is a GM potato?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu View Post
    Wth is a GM potato?
    Genetically Modified. Which = most of the produce you buy at the supermarket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDyl View Post
    Genetically Modified. Which = most of the produce you buy at the supermarket.
    I was always leery of that, I wonder what spud has to say about this.

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    "Pusztai and a colleague used potatoes that had been genetically modified to produce a protein, lectin. They found cell damage in the rats' stomachs, and in parts of their intestines."

    The journal article they wrote can be found at: http://www.gene.ch/genet/1999/Oct/msg00055.html

    An excerpt: "In conclusion, the stimulatory effect of GNA-GM potatoes on the
    stomach was mainly due to the expression of the GNA transgene in
    the potato. By contrast, the potent proliferative effect of raw
    GNA-GM potatoes on the jejunum, and the antiproliferative effect
    of boiled transgenic potatoes on the caecum can be attributed
    only partly to GNA gene expression. Other parts of the GM
    construct, or the transformation, could have contributed to the
    overall effects. Once bound, GNA is internalised by endocytosis;"

    They have identified a link between GM potatoes and a bad side effect. However, they do not identify whether it is the recombinant gene that causes the problem, the synergy of the produced protein with other macromolecules or even if it could be a problem with the sampled rats.

    I do not think this should translate to human nonconsumption.
    1) The inability to determine the reason for the rat intestine degradation means there is no certainty that humans possess the same weakness.
    2) The rats were fed a diet of potatoes + supplementary nutrition. Humans don't eat that. I refuse to believe this is a good indicator of human physiologic response.
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    Spud protecting the spuds

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbm8795 View Post
    Oh, I think Americans understand that the one thing conservatives hate the most is the idea of spending American tax money on Americans. . .in America.


    Your tax money is safe. . .in Iraq.
    Total ownage.

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    "It showed that the potatoes did considerable damage to the rats' organs. Those in the "control groups" that were fed non-GM potatoes suffered ill-effects, but those fed GM potatoes suffered more serious organ and tissue damage."

    Looks like a flawed study to me...If your control is suffering ill-effects from normal potatoes then that could have been the catalyst for the mutated taters to cause even worse damage...That is no reason to conclude that in a human who may not suffer any ill effects from the normal potatoes would be hurt at all by the GM's. It may possibly be that it takes the initial ill effects to lead to the more serious damage from the mutants...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigss75 View Post
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    I gotta protect my kind from being fried, or baked, or mashed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    I gotta protect my kind from being fried, or baked, or mashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    I gotta protect my kind from being fried, or baked, or mashed.

    Thought that was you every Friday, Saturday night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goob View Post
    Thought that was you every Friday, Saturday night?
    Yeah... I have to take one for the team.
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