GENTECH archive 8.96-97


Re: Misc. products and BOWEN

Dear Dave:  Thanks so much for posting these products that are genetically
engineered. Is nothing safe anymore. I wonder who checked these things
out, and with Coke being genetically engineered, I wonder does this have
to do with the fact NutraSweet is in it or because of other genetically
engineered ingredients.


P.S.  I knew about Dr. Bowen's fact sheet because I posted it.  I'm going
to post this to the gene lists who would probably like to have this
itemization.  And letting them know of the cartoon.  I think we've got hte
news around the world now when a cartoon, syndicated, comes out with a man
saying he invented a new artificial sewetener/poison for attracting and
killing houseflies, and calling it NutraSwat.  Since I was told that
NutraSweet was spraying their crops with the product, the point is
obviously made that NutraSweet is a great pesticide!
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On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, Dave Rietz wrote:

> I ran across this bit at: 
> From: Maraya (I.D.# 20775)
> Subject: Genetically Engineered Foods: Companies, Brand Names and Foods
> Date: November 09, 1996 at 23:34 GMT
> Genetically Engineered Foods: Companies, Brand Names and Foods
> Agritope
> Asgrow
> Calgene
> Ciba-Geigy
> DeKalb
> DNA Plant Tech.
> Dupont
> Ecogen
> Hoechst/AgrEvo
> Monsanto
> Mycogen
> Northrup King
> Petro Seed
> Plant Genetic Systems
> Research Seeds
> Rhone Merieux
> Rhone Poulenc
> Sandoz
> Zeneca
> Cornell University is involved
> Hawaii University is involved
> BT corn
> Coca Cola
> Fleishmanns margarine
> Fritos
> Green Giant Harvest Burgers
> Karo Corn Syrup
> Kraft Salad Dressings
> McDonalds French Fries
> Nestle Crunch
> Nutrasweet
> Quaker Oats corn meal
> Roundup Ready Soybeans
> Similac Infant Formula
> Amylase is used in making bread, flour, whole wheat flour, cereals, starch,
> glucose syrup, cider, wine, beer etc.
> Baking powder - additives in processing
> Bread - soy in
> Canola Oil
> Catalase is used in making soft drinks, egg albumen, liquid whey
> Cereals - soy in
> Chymosin (rennet)
> Corn Products
> Corn Starch
> Corn Syrup
> Food Supplements - yeast in
> Fruit juices may be processed with genetically engineered products
> Glucose Syrup
> Ice Cream - soy in etc.
> Lactase 
> Maize
> Pasta - soy in
> Potatoes
> Rennet
> Soft Drinks - in the processing or corn syrup
> Soy Products like soy sauce, burgers, frankfurters, powders etc.
> Soybeans
> Squash
> Sugar - in the processing
> Tofu
> Tomatoes
> Yeast
> Barley
> Broccoli
> Cabbage
> Carrots
> Chicory
> Cranberries
> Creeping Bentgrass
> Eggplant
> Gladiolus
> Grapes
> Lettuce
> Peas
> Peppers
> Raspberries
> Strawberries
> Sugar Cane
> Sweet Gum
> Watermelon
> Wheat
>    Then... on:
> From: Maraya (I.D.# 20775)
> Subject: More on Aspartame - a Doctor Speaks Out
> Date: December 01, 1996 at 17:51 GMT
> This was posted on the food science news group.
> 3118 S Logan Ste.3, Lansing, MI 48910
> My statement for the public record regarding food labeling and the
> aspartame issue is serious if not somewhat facetious at times. The reason
> for this is because I have found little evidence of honesty, integrity or
> stability on the part of Food & Drug Administration officials regarding the
> aspartame issue, since its approval in 1981. This attitude is largely
> shared by the general public. I come in contact with approximately two new
> people each week who are now being or who have in the past been poisoned by
> aspartame.
> All of them share the same reactions that it is not worth writing to the
> FDA or NutraSweet, because you and your agency have run amuck and are no
> longer a valid public benefactor.
> The recent revelations about the problems surrounding generic drug
> approvals are compelling evidence of what happens when an agency considered
> itself above the law in dealing with these matters. In my opinion, this
> has resulted in the mass poisoning of the American public as well as
> seventy-plus countries in the rest of the world. Watching FDA officials
> walk through the "revolving door" and be further rewarded by being promoted
> to other positions of high public responsibility is clear evidence of a
> government out of control.
> For this reason, I am opposed to labeling aspartame content of food and
> drinks. To do so would imply that the government is taking some sort of
> responsible action...when the only responsible action would be to
> immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities,
> offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally prosecute
> anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the
> marketplace.
> That includes those who work so diligently to keep in on the market as
> well.
> Further, to label the purported aspartame content of a product would cover
> a number of toxic flaws in the product and its allowable daily intake (ADI)
> as follows: 
> 1. That the amount stated on the label was accurate and factual rather
> than theoretical. Aspartame breaks down relatively quickly in solution. 
> Given the well established modus operandi of the manufacturer, there is no
> concern given the ultimate consumer. And cover-ups seem to be a part of
> the routine of doing business. The public should be well advised that the
> amounts really used in liquid products are relatively greater than those
> stated to accomplish a relative compensation for the loss of product
> sweetness occurring during storage in solution. 
> 2. That the ADI presently allowed is 50% greater than that expected to
> cause a reversal of the phenylalnine/tyrosine ratios in the human brain. 
> This has profoundly bad implications for the human being, including
> dopamine and serotonin synthesis inhibition, causing depression, appetite
> changes, mental inability's, increased susceptibility to seizures and a
> host of neurohormonal problems.
> 3. Every known metabolite of aspartame is of marked or questionable
> toxicity and patently unsafe for human use. Methyl alcohol is metabolized
> to nascent formaldehyde in the eye, nervous system and other metabolically
> active organs. It immediately attacks and denatures the tissue structure
> proteins in which is metabolized to nascent formaldehyde. This stimulates
> specific organ and subcellular autoimmunity which seems to be a
> preponderant source of the bad experiences reported by NutraSweet victims. 
> Aspartic Acid is a neuroexcitotoxic present in damaging amounts, it own
> right, at the ADI for aspartame. Simple logic tells one that it will
> vastly increase the metabolism of methyl alcohol to formaldehyde attach
> there. This corresponds well with the symptomalogies often experienced,
> such as Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), bulbar palsies, neurohormonal
> disorders, diketopiperazine issue remains totally unresolved and dangerous.
> The amino acids that are released by hydrolysis, form eimers and isomers
> that are either not sufficiently studied, or which are known substrates in
> undesirable pathological states such as Alzheimer's disease. 4. There is
> the issue of the approval of aspartame for market, which has violated every
> principle of responsible science and responsible government.
> Everyone responsible for this hearing should at least completely review the
> approval process and the comments of the participants and observers who
> have so excellently elucidated all the malfeasance for the public record,
> such as Dr. Adrian Gross and many, many others (all on the public record). In
> light of the above 4 points, I highly recommend that you deny in every way
> possible any subterfuge of respectability that the aspartame people have
> enshrouded themselves and their product within hopes of quickly denying its
> access to the worldwide marketplace. I write this, not believing that it
> will do the slightest bit of good in the sense of affecting the labeling
> issue per se, but that instead, it might reach some honest, concerned,
> conscientious
> individuals in the process.
> -------------------
>    The first is probably news, but you have probable seen the last one,
> correct.
>    Regards...
>          David O. Rietz (ETCS USN Retired '76)
>            ***** *****
>     aspartame=death! (AKA: Equal, Nutrasweet, ???)
> DO check out this information on the poison aspartame