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Re: herbs > antibiotics/pesticides

I missed something also because my sources say CJD is a prion (protein), and
not treatable like a virus would be. It becomes part of your genetic
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie M. Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 4:37 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] herbs > antibiotics/pesticides

> Have we determined that mad cow is a virus?  I failed to notice that...I
> thought there were two theories neither proven...one a microorganism and
> the other a protein that induces crystallization.  What have I missed?  Do
> you have a reference?
> Bonnie 6+ ETN
> At 08:25 PM 1/1/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >Let's examine some of the reasons farmers use pesticides and antibiotics
> >in the first place...namely that consumers who buy their products (i.e.
> >Mr/Ms/Mrs. Smith who go grocery shopping every day) don't want to find
> >meal bugs in their cereal or worms on thier fruits/vegetables...no, they
> >want all of their food to appear perfectly ripe, with no hint whatsoever
> >of insect infestation. We the consumers demand leaner and leaner cuts of
> >meat, which is muscle and is not something the average cow is going to
> >grow much of just standing around in a fenced in field munching on
> >grass; not to mention the near devastation of Britain's meat industry
> >over mad cow disease, which is a **virus** not a bacteria!! ...all I'm
> >saying, in defense of farmers, as I'm doing a Donna and ducking and
> >running...is that if consumers did not demand the level of perfection in
> >their foodstuffs that they do, then there wouldn't really be a perceived
> >need for antibiotics and pesticides, now would there? Also, has anyone
> >heard of yellow rice? It is genetically engineered rice that is rich in
> >Vitamin A and is saving the sight of millions of 3rd world persons
> >around the world!! Not all of this science is bad stuff.
> >
> >
> >Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> >
> >"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> >--Albert Einstein --- On Tue 12/31, David Franzman &lt;
> >dfranzma@pacbell.net &gt; wrote:From: David Franzman [mailto:
> >dfranzma@pacbell.net]To: gardenchat@hort.netDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2002
> >14:02:39 -0800Subject: Re: [CHAT] herbs > antibiotics/pesticidesYou're
> >right but germs aren't the only things. We're also breeding superinsects
> >that are immune to pesticides. Must be nice to be in thepetro-chemical
> >field.DFMargaret Lauterbach wrote:&gt; Yes, it is amazing. What's more,
> >the more exposure we have to antibiotics,&gt; the less effective they
> >are. We're breeding supergerms that aren't&gt; affected by antibiotics.
> >I've heard that nurses who work with IVs a lot&gt; are immune to the
> >effects of most antibiotics because every time they spike&gt; a bag,
> >they get a whiff of it. Margaret L&gt;&gt; &gt;Margaret,&gt; &gt;It's
> >amazing what they can get away with isn't it?&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt;So now
> >you say they're being sprayed on crops. I have a tough time&gt;
> >&gt;grasping how such wanton abuse of antibiotics is justified.&gt;
> >&gt;&gt; &gt;Kitty&gt;&gt;
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