Home Page Link AgBioWorld Home Page
About AgBioWorld Donations Ag-Biotech News Declaration Supporting Agricultural Biotechnology Ag-biotech Info Experts on Agricultural Biotechnology Contact Links Subscribe to AgBioView Home Page

AgBioView Archives

A daily collection of news and commentaries on
ag-biotech.


Subscribe AgBioView Subscribe

Search AgBioWorld Search

AgBioView Archives

Subscribe

 


SEARCH:     

Date:

March 23, 2000

Subject:

Organic Farming and toxins....

 

- http://www.agbioworld.org, http://agbioview.listbot.com


The group may be interested in the following article, to be found at

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/mutagen/ames.PNASIII.html,

which deals with the comparative toxicity of antural and artifical
compounds: I knew I had read something on the subject years ago in a
Playboy interview, but rather than give that out as a reference, I
have been trying to find something a little more authoritative. This
is it...!

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA Classification: Medical Sciences
Contributed by Bruce N. Ames July 17, 1990

III. NATURE'S CHEMICALS AND SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS:
COMPARATIVE TOXICOLOGY

BRUCE N. AMES*, MARGIE PROFET, AND LOIS SWIRSKY GOLD
Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Barker Hall
University of California
Berkeley, California 94720

It makes nonsense of much of the current craze among the
more-affluent-but-unenlightened members of our communities for
"organically" grown foods...!

There is also another, more recent interview with Bruce Ames
to be found at:

http://reason.com/amesint.html





Ed Rybicki, PhD
Dept Microbiology | ed@molbiol.uct.ac.za
University of Cape Town | rybicki@ucthpx.uct.ac.za
Private Bag, Rondebosch | phone: x27-21-650-3265
7701, South Africa | fax: x27-21-689 7573
WWW URL: http://www.uct.ac.za/microbiology/ed.html

"Organised people just have limited horizons"