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April 14, 2000


Just a thought


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There seems to have been a lot of talk on the out crossing of Bt to
wild and weedy relatives of Bt crops. It has been stated that Bt
toxin would not confer a selective advantage to weeds. However, I do
feel that the insect resistance confered on these weeds (if such
weeds exist) would give them a huge selective advantge.

Although I'm in favour of GM I dont think its altogether wise to go
around cloning toxins until we can prove that the genes cannot out

Just a thought.