Monday, January 21, 2013

Gene VI found in GMOs - Monsanto's collapse emminent

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops
by Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson
"How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years? In the course of analysis to identify potential allergens in GMO crops, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) …"
     This article is hard to understand, but basically something has been discovered in GMOs that change everything. Good cause they will be stopped, bad because we are all unhealthy and our future uncertain healthwise. But those in the know pretty much knew it would come to this.

Reply jrlatham says:
January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm
Hi Heather
I wouldn’t like to judge these scientists as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. They were working for an agency (EFSA) and appear to have tried to sneak this out just after the California labeling vote. The agency may have felt they actively needed to publish this to preempt someone else pointing it out. To publish this in an obscure journal, many of whose editors work for the biotech industry, is also worth noting. This is not a simple situation.
Reply jrlatham says:
January 22, 2013 at 12:11 am
Hi Karen
I hope the article is clear that the viral promoter is there on purpose but Gene VI is not. Re your point about the methods used to make GMOs, our paper (Wilson et al. 2006) and another one that is shorter and more concise (The Mutational Consequences of Plant Transformation) are the best resources we know of to find out the gruesome details of the different methods.

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