I fw the comment of Joe Cummins, a prof emeritus of genetics U of W Ont and one of the leading scientific critics of gene-tampering. R The article below brings to attention the use of human Cytochrome p450 genes to produce resistance to most herbicides. A number of such cytochrome p450 genes have been released for field testing in Japan. The article swallows the biotech industry public relations that there is nothing really wrong about putting human genes into rice. The first thing that comes to mind is that the human enzymes put into rice are responsible for causing many kinds of human cancer by activating certain pollutants to forms that attack the genes causing mutation. The common products of automobiles, incinerators and forest fires called PAHs are activated to cause cancer by the P450 enzymes. The fact that the humanized rice is likely to be loaded with active genotoxins (carcinogens) is not discussed by the academic journal editors who provide public relations for corporations. Furthermore, the human genes are alerted in DNA sequence to be more active in plants. The digestive fragments of altered human DNA may be very destructive to the human liver by disrupting the liver cytochromoe p450 genes as people eat the humanized rice. I am pointing out that the DNA is different from the human DNA swallowed by cannibals (for example Dahmer). We have entered a dangerous era where public relations are favored over scientific truth by those claiming to be the "real" scientists. GM industry puts human gene into rice By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor Independent on Sunday, 24 April 2005 http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=632444 Scientists have begun putting genes from human beings into food crops in a dramatic extension of genetic modification.