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Re: Bt corn

 >I do not know if human trials should be really considered, because of the
 >practical difficulties. I mean, you can not expose humans to a product for
 >a certain amount of time (and how long should that be?) and than kill them
 >to see what changes have occured vis-a vis the control group, which also
 >would have to be killed.

There are difficulties, but they are not insurmountable. In fact,
human testing is done all the time for other products. You don't have
to kill people to see how their body reacts to food.

In fact, there have not been primate trials either.

Roberto Verzola