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    I'm watching a special on DNA about Jim Watson and about the lab Cold Spring Harbor about 5 mins from me.

    They showed a carniverous cotton plant. Gentically made. The scientist says there are a few things they wont do. Mix plant and animal genes. But I think they must have tried....

    Crazy cool stuff

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    A carnivorous cotton plant? ME WANT!!! I bet you it's probably a flypaper like plant and looks dull though.

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    neato . i wish i had a pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The scientist says there are a few things they wont do. Mix plant and animal genes. But I think they must have tried....
    but they've already done that... they've made frost resistant strawberries with polar fish genes.
    and others...
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    they've already had animal DNA in plants for a very very very long time now. and the best part about it is you're already eating it too, it is in the food supply. pig & fish genes in strawberries, fish in corn & tomatoes, the list is absolutly HUGE of altered foods. it's not just animal genes neither, human genes were introduced into rice crops a couple months ago. farmers have been growing it, it's pollinated by the friendly bee who then contaminates another plant... and on and on...
    ever hear the term genetically modified organisium (GMO)? remember all the corn that had to be pulled last year? all of it genetically engeneired (GE).
    do a google search about it. very very scarry stuff. the organic consumers assocation has a a lot of good information on thier site about GMOs. unless your food has a certified organic label on it 9 times out of 10 it is GE. almost all the corn, rice and nuts in the US are altered. and don't forget about all the pesticide stuff to. monasanto is a nightmare. i work at a little health food co-op, i breath this stuff day in and day out.
    currently the US is haveing a huge nut crisis. everyone started growing only a few types of nuts because there were pesticides avaiable for them, which made for more yeild and more $$. but now, bugs are becomeing immune and wipeing out tons and tons of these crops. and because the farmers arn't growing a variety of crops anymore, they don't have a few verietys that will muscle through the bugs and they are looseing almost all their feild instead. take a look at the price of nuts in the bulk section. they have risen by two dollars in the past 3 months.
    i could ramble all day about this crap. there's lots of educational material out there. please read it.
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    although it really doesn't matter where the gene came from. Don't be thinking that you're eating part human corn. lol! most genes you will find are in hundreds of organisms. the gene to make say keratin is the same in all mammals. it doesn't matter where the gene came from.

    although I do sort of disapprove of GMOs. sooner or later we will have invasive corn and super resistant pests, etc.
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