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Old 02-26-2012, 10:28 AM
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Default New GMO Organism(s)

Responding to questions from advisory group members, McNeill said he and other researchers have found the new organism in six states and a variety of materials, including corn, oak trees, livestock, eggs, meat, milk, semen, soybeans and placenta tissue. The organism appears to be more prevalent in materials that have been exposed to glyphosate, he told the group.

The new organism seems to be associated with sudden death syndrome in soybeans, oak scorch in oak trees and Gosss wilt in corn, McNeill said. He added that the group of researchers has approached the U.S. Department of Agriculture about the organism and is seeking federal research funding to explore it further.

Its created quite a stir with many people, McNeill said, adding that federal granting agencies dont seem convinced of the need to study it yet. I think theyre looking for reasons to do it.

In response to a question from advisory group member Dea Sloan, McNeill said it is rare to see a new organism that infects both plants and animals. He also said that while tests have confirmed that it is indeed a living organism, the research has not yet undergone peer review.
Monsanto says there's nothing to see here and whatever this thing turns out to be it's safe to eat.
It matters not if your shepard is a repub or a demo. Either way you are a jacksheepleass incapable of thinking for yourself.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:51 AM
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fwiw, I've seen reports of this in mainstream scientific press.
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