Re: standards (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 11:36:03 -0500
From: jenbaker@imperium.net
To: sustag@beta.tricity.wsu.edu
Subject: Re: standards

Dear Larry,

Just a few thoughts on genetic manipulation.....
This kind of research is becoming increasingly popular throughout the
world.  And it does have its benefits; increased disease resistance, pest
resistance, etc.  These resistant crops will succeed with greater impact
than their counterparts.

And say they do stop manipulating these beans - what's the difference
between beans with self-contained herbicides and beans that have been
sprayed with herbicides?  It's the same effect; the manipulated ones are
simply a little bit stronger in the face of adversity.

Another example of genetic manipulation is an ongoing project at The Ohio
State University.  Researchers are working on placing a rotavirus gene
within feedstuffs.  Cattle are sure to be protected, and it saves a heck of
a lot of effort.  No vaccinations, no boosters, no hassles.