--- Carmelo Ruiz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005
> Subject: Antimicrobial peptides
> The article in the link below has been submitted on
> behalf of the Independent Science Panel to the
> Prefecture in Japan, in support of legal action
> by 12 Japanese citizens seeking to halt the trial of
> transgenic rice producing antimicrobial peptides.
> Please circulate widely and send to your elected
> No to Releases of Transgenic Plants with
> Professor Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
> The evolution of resistance to antimicrobial
> will severely compromise both the natural defence of
> the human immune system against disease and the
> possibilities of effective therapies emerging in the
> wake of the disaster of widespread antibiotic
> resistance. As versions of the peptides also provide
> defence against pathogens in other animals and
> the ecological impact of resistant pathogens could
> Another factor adding to the hazards to health and
> environment is that the synthetic transgenes code
> peptides that are significantly different from the
> natural versions. This may itself be responsible for
> toxic or other harmful effects that cannot be known
> unless thoroughly tested.
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