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Bt, GE Debate v0.2, archive 2277

>This means that, unlike the natural Bt toxin, the Bt corn toxin is
>something which has never existed in nature until Bt corn started
>synthesizing it. It is risky to put into our gut any substance which
>it has never seen before, and which we therefore did not evolve to
>handle. In our experience with synthetic chemicals, this has caused
>all kinds of long-term problems like cancers.
>Roberto Verzola

But your gut has seen it before, since both full length and truncated Bt
proteins exist in nature.


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