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transgenic crops and antibiotic fed chickens.........

Paula J. Schlax pschlax at bates.edu
Wed May 26 20:36:34 EST 1999

Things have been slow, and I have been reading a lot looking for issues
to bring up to my students- I thought I'd pass some discussion ideas
along here- I'm curious to know what other people think about the

Interesting study in Nature recently about transgenic bt corn.  The
pollen from the corn is toxic/lethal to Monarch butterflies.

The New England Journal of Medecine just published a studying indicating
a strong correlation between antibiotic fed chickens and increased
quinolone resistant bacterial infections in humans.

"There's nothing the matter with his mind. He just
does things in his own way and in his own time."
 From A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle

Dr. Paula J. Schlax
Department of Chemistry
Bates College
Lewiston ME 04240

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