[extropy-chat] crockumentary: the future of food
Lifespan Pharma Inc.
megao at sasktel.net
Wed Oct 12 13:46:16 UTC 2005
Those of us following nutrigenomics do recognize that the potential
exists in all foods for combinatorial or stand-alone
modification of genetic expression. Normal, everyday foods upregulate
normal genetic interactions.
We are discovering some food components that go beyond the staus quo and
as genetic marker screening
becomes more cost effective gene activity will be more closely monitored
as no doubt food like drug can effect
Whether a roundup-ready soy protein can by itself turn of or on
dangerous gene switch combinations
is what the current anti-biotech-luddites have the predjudices towards.
The thought of monitoring these potential changes from consumption of
novel crops is valid.
But in my opinion the more radical new food combinations have more value
to watch than
"new-protein configg'ed wheat".
What we should be watching is the interaction between the commonly
available foods and supplements both from a positive and negative aspect.
When I make my chocolate/coffee/buffaloberry leaf/hemp bud/ fruit yogurt
this morning I am
combining it shortly after with amantadine, alpha-lioic acid, B-12,
folic acid, multiple vitamin and mineral supplement, omega3 and 6 oils,
lipitor, garlic, vitaminE, Conjugated linoleic acid, and ginseng and a
This all goes into a gut and addtionally is bioreacted by gut microbes.
Then I have other goodies consumed at other times of the day.
And of course when I go to the city some custom smorg food combinations.
Add to that an occaisional one of those vitamin/stimulant blend energy
drinks and you have
The chances are far higher that I am switching novel gene combinations
on and off than the guy eating a GMO soyburger.
Medicine should be tagging us with chip based microarrays and attempting
to analyse this as out of the nutrigenomic soup
may come some unique nutritional do's and don'ts.
It is from this aspect that I think the anti-biotech food people are
doing some marginal good .... in suggesting that they believe
that what you eat does make you different from your neighbour.
>Anti-Biotech Film a 'Crockumentary'
>Thursday, October 06, 2005
>By Steven Milloy
>.Anti-Biotech Film a 'Crockumentary'
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