chrylis: Nice try. I'm not frightened of genetic engineering generally, and I'm usually the one pointing out that humans have been selectively breeding and even crossbreeding for millennia
chrylis: but it seems to me that if we're going to have a massive bureaucracy telling us what sorts of things we can and can't put in our body regardless of how well-informed we are, at least direct insertions from crops humans haven't traditionally consumed should have some level of eye kept on them.
chrylis: But was that because of the FDA? I'm perfectly interested in seeing evidence to that effect, but just like air and water were on a dramatically cleaner trajectory well before the Clean Stuff Acts were passed, and federal and state statutory regulations may actually have interfered with getting some waterways cleaned up, increased prosperity and public awareness were already driving improvements in food safety at that time.
chrylis: Furthermore, how do you account for the harm done by preventing safe, effective medical treatments from being made available in the United States because I can't choose to use unapproved drugs at my own risk like I can use non-UL electronics?
UsikFark: pellies: Are you implying that no oversight has a better history?Industry will voluntarily correct their actions after education about regulations. Companies large and small adhere to best practices.
Tom_Slick: [img1.etsystatic.com image 570x428]Uranium really picks up your morning cup of coffee
big pig peaches: Of course I could still argue about prophylactic use of Antibiotics in cattles farming which is, how you put it "gratuitous and non targeted"
StrikitRich: You're all assuming that pure Fluoride is being used in the water and not Fluoride that came as a by-product of 1940s-50s atomic bomb manufacture.
computerguyUT: Fearmongering at it's finest.Here's a few other things that are still radioactive...Granite (A trip to Washington DC is the equivalent of a chest x-ray which explains why our politicians are so damned stupid)Orange ceramic glaze will give a geiger counter an aneurysm.Your partner (yes, your sleeping partner gives you a significant dose or Potassium 40 radiation over an extended period of time.)SpaceYour basement
StrikitRich: And today we continue to pollute our precious bodily fluids with fluoride, which is slightly radioactive.
big pig peaches: In the next century I wonder what they will be asking that question about. Antibiotics probably.
chrylis: You'd have a point if the FDA didn't have an unacceptably high rate of both type 1 and type 2 errors. I'm skeptical about the proteins in aggressively bred dwarf wheat, to say nothing of GMOs, and I'd really like to try sublingual immunotherapy.
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