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Re: Dr. Arpad Pusztai, archive 731



Clive:  


Considering that your only source on this is The Guardian, I point to
their own biological ignorance and question their reliability as a
source.  The kind of probe obviously referred to is not a piece of
equipment, but a biological (DNA) molecule. Further, although the
simple presence of the promoter won't prove that it was the cause, the
most direct way to look for it would be be to PCR using primers from
the promoter and check the sequence of the product. Even in the UK this
would cost less than 5.000.


Get some real facts and not techno-babble hearsay and I'll be prepared
to investigate further.  


Rick



<excerpt>Bye the way, the finger of blame seems to be pointing at The
cauliflower mosaic virus , which is something Prof Joe Cummins has been
warning us about for a long time.

 

eg:

"Vyvyan Howard, a foetal and infant toxico-pathologist and head of
research

at Liverpool University, told the press conference that cancer was one
of

the main problems associated with Dr Pusztai's findings. But the
Guardian

understands that Dr Ewen and others who have assessed his research
believe

the likely cause of the thickening of the stomach wall and the crypt

elongation is one of the "key' genes that form part of the genetically

engineered process itself - the so called cauliflower mosaic virus

(promoter)

IF THIS IS PROVED TO BE THE CASE IT WOULD MOST LIKELY BE THE
COMMERCIAL

DEATH FOR CURRENT GM FOODS.

The cauliflower mosaic virus is used in most of the GM foods available
in

the UK, such as soya - which is found in 60% of processed food stuffs.

The Guardian understands that such a vital piece of research, whci
could

resolve whether current Gm foods are harmful, would only cost about
5.000

and take a maximum of three months. But because Dr Pusztai's research
was

closed down, this research was not being done.

All that Dr Ewen would need to do in additional research would be a
DNA

probe, which would identify the cauliflower mosaic promoter was present
and

therefore responsible. He does not have the piece of equipment at the

Aberdeen University medical school, but it could be rented or loaned
from

many of the research institutes in the UK.

Dr Ewen has not applied for a government grant to carry out this
essential

research, because of the controversy surrounding Dr Pusztai. His
caution

seems to be born by the reaction of the government to the Guardian's
story

yesterday."

 

Clive Elwell

</excerpt>

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