Pharm Crop Products In US Market

Source: Institute for Science in Society
ISIS Press Release 26/05/04

Prof. Joe Cummins discovers that dangerous GM pharmaceutical crops have been produced and marketed in the United States for at least two years, unbeknownst to the public, via a gaping loophole in the regulatory process.

A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members’ website. Details here.

There has been a great deal of public opposition recently to the testing of rice genetically modified to produce the human proteins lysozyme and lactoferrin in the United States. So far, those tests have been stalled (see SiS 22).

But, Sigma-Aldrich, a US chemical company, has been marketing the biopharmaceutical products trypsin, avidin and beta-glucuronidase (GUS) processed from transgenic maize, for at least two years. Meanwhile, Prodigene Corporation and Sigma-Aldrich are marketing aprotinin (AproliZean) from maize and from a transgenic tobacco.

Trypsin is a digestive enzyme used extensively in research, to treat disease and in food processing. The product TrypZean is marketed as an animal free product, and is produced jointly by Sigma-Aldrich and Prodigene (the company fined for contaminating food crops with biopharmaceuticals in the United States last year).

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When Drug Companies Hide Data
Source: New York Times
Published: June 6, 2004

Eliot Spitzer, New York's attorney general, has a knack for terrifying industries that need to be disciplined. Fresh from his sallies against improper mutual fund trading and brokerage houses that tout stocks they know to be junk, Mr. Spitzer has now taken on pharmaceutical companies that suppress data showing their drugs to be useless or possibly even dangerous. Whatever the legal outcome of his first case in this area, Mr. Spitzer has identified a problem that needs to be fixed if doctors and patients are to make the best medical decisions.

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Reliability of medical research in Britain today questioned by the general public

Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Research News
Published: Wednesday, 2-Jun-2004
Source: News-Medical.net

Doctors, patients and the general public depend on results of scientific research to provide information about the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments. Following the controversy surrounding the Andrew Wakefield study on the link between MMR vaccines and autism, the public is now considering the reliability of medical research in Britain today. Dr Neville Goodman of Southmead Hospital in Bristol investigates the issue in the June issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

The problem of monitoring research fraud has been discussed publicly for the last twenty years but little has been done to provide possible solutions. COPE (the Committee for Publication Ethics) was formed by a group of editors, and ‘research governance’ was set up, but ‘official mechanisms for preventing and detecting research fraud are not evident in the UK,’ Dr Goodman states. Research governance puts the responsibility on the institution, and few are trained or equipped to handle cases of suspicion. Fraud investigators, he writes, are not needed in every research establishment as his hospital has only had ‘one fraud investigation in 20 years.’ Dr Goodman argues that the regulating body needs to be centralised.

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Activist ratchets up debate over mercury dental fillings

By Maura Lerner
June 4, 2004
Star Tribune

Four years ago, worrying about dental fillings was just a preoccupation for Leo Cashman. Now it's a full-time job. Cashman, 59, has turned his south Minneapolis apartment into the headquarters of a grass-roots movement to rid the world of mercury fillings and other perceived health dangers.

As executive director of DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome) International, Cashman will share the spotlight this morning at a special public meeting of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry in St. Paul. The board has agreed to revisit a perennial hot-button issue that has hounded dentistry for more than a century: How safe are those silver-color fillings, called dental amalgams, in millions of mouths? Cashman and his allies blame the mercury in the fillings for a long list of ailments, from depression to infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. "It links to all the leading causes of death in this country, every one of them," Cashman said. "We don't claim that dental mercury is the be all and the end all," he added, but that it's a factor, like smoking. "When you have amalgams, your fillings are smoking mercury."

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A Quiet Victory in Iowa

By Annette Fuentes, In These Times
June 9, 2004
Source: AlterNet

With little fanfare or national media attention, Iowa Gov. Thomas J. Vilsack on May 14 signed into law a state ban on the use of thimerosal, a mercury preservative used in vaccines. Iowa becomes the first state in the country to ban thimerosal, which is at the center of medical and legal debates over the cause of autism disorders, now affecting as many as 1 in 250 children. Similar bills are pending in the legislatures of Missouri and Nebraska, and in April, a bill to ban thimerosal was introduced in Congress.

Iowa's action opened a new political front in a parent-led movement to establish a link between thimerosal and autism and to hold accountable pharmaceutical companies and the federal health agencies that permitted its use since the '40s. Only in 1999, after mounting scientific concerns about possible toxicity to children of mercury-laced vaccines, did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issue a recommendation that vaccine makers remove thimerosal. The CDC still has not issued an outright ban on thimerosal, and some vaccines, including flu shots, still contain trace amounts.

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Autism Symptoms In Mice Linked To Vaccine Ingredient: Study
June 09, 2004
Source: Health Talk

A new study links a mercury-based preservative in some vaccines to autism symptoms in lab mice. It's fueling the debate over the possible connection between childhood exposure to vaccine ingredients and autism.

Researchers at Columbia University in the US found mice exposed to thimerosal displayed damage to their brains similar to autism.

Lead researcher, Dr. Mady Hornig said, "Identifying the connection is extremely exciting because it enables us to intervene and limit that exposure in a specific population".

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Public release date: 9-Jun-2004

Contact: Diana Olson
703-299-0200
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Source: Eurekalert.org

NNii statement on new thimerosal study

The following statement can be attributed to Martin G. Myers, MD, executive director of the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii):

This week, the journal Molecular Psychiatry published a study by researchers at Columbia University on the neurotoxic effects on mice of thimerosal, a mercury derivative that has been used as a preservative in vaccines.

The study raises important scientific issues that need to be further explored.

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Centre for Research on Globalisation

Aerosol and Electromagnetic Weapons in the Age of Nuclear War

by Amy Worthington
http://www.globalresearch.ca 1  June 2004

The URL of this article is: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/WOR406A.html

North America is now suffering its seventh year of conspicuous and dangerous aerosol and electromagnetic operations conducted by the U.S. government under the guise of national security. Concerned citizens watch in fear as military tankers discolor the skies with toxic chemicals that morph into synthetic clouds.

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Chemtrails are a global issue. Rome - Italy, 08/06/04 18:33:14 - Read Chemtrail FAQs
We continually witness bizarre meteorological occurrences as powerful electromagnetic devices manipulate both the jet stream and individual storm fronts to create artificial weather and climatic conditions. Black operations projects embedded within these aerosol missions are documented to sicken and disorient select populations with biological test agents and psychotronic mind/mood control technologies.

Part of what is happening in the atmosphere above us involves the Pentagon's secret space weapons program, designed for strategic, operational and tactical levels of war. NASA missions will soon be transferred to Pentagon control.1 The Air Force Space Command declares that, in order to monitor and shape world events, it must fight intense, decisive wars with great precision from space.2 Air Force Secretary James G. Roche has stated: "Space capabilities are integrated with, and affect every link in the kill chain."3

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Anti-epileptic drugs accelerate bone loss in older women
08 Jun 2004   
Source: Medical News Today

Anti-epileptic drug use increases the rate of bone loss in elderly women.

A study of 9704 elderly women with varying use of anti-epileptic therapy were followed for several years to assess changes in bone mineral density (BMD).

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VITAMIN EASES PAIN
10:30 - 09 June 2004
Source: The Citizen

A High vitamin C intake might protect against the development of painful rheumatoid arthritis. Research published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases showed people with inflammatory polyarthritis tended to have a lower daily intake of fruit and vegetables than those who did not develop the disease.

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