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Today's Quirks and Quarks (CBC) broadcast "Farming Pharmaceuticals" was
a frightening propaganda piece on behalf of genetic engineers who are
endangering the Canadian production of food crops. The suggestion that
insulin should be produced on farms in western Canada ignored the
inevitable pollution of food crops with insulin. Normal people,
diabetics on prescribed insulin treatment and browsing animals would be
endangered by unknowingly consuming the contaminated food crops. Those
consuming the "food" would experience effects from discomfort to death
through insulin shock.
Already numerous bio pharmaceutical crops have been field tested in
Canada , most done in secret protected by confidential business
information considerations. One crop, the anticoagulant drug hirudin was
grown in canola in western Canada is capable of causing internal
bleeding in those consuming contaminated food crops or in cattle fed the
solids from canola oil pressing.
Most Canadian farmers rightly fear release of the contaminating
bio pharmaceuticals and Canada is growing well known for promoting the
growth and testing of bio pharmaceutical crops in the third word , free
of regulations and lawsuits. One website, Canadagriculture, with direct
internetlinks to Agriculture Canada, brokers bio pharmaceutical
production in Zimbabwe and other impoverished third worlds countries.
Metro Toronto is also listed as a site suitable for bio pharmaceutical
production ignoring the millions of people directly targeted by
pollution from the production.
Bio pharmaceutical crops should be restricted to greenhouses with high
Sincerely, Professor Joe Cummins