Friday, February 25, 2011

Scientist Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack Possibly a Fraud? No, not a fraud and now USDA admits to receiving it | Cooking Up a Story

Scientist Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack Possibly a Fraud | Cooking Up a Story

Generally "Cooking up a Story" has good information. Unfortunately, a previous posting they made was based on a letter that appears to be a fraud.  Now, a bit over a week later, the USDA is now acknowledging that they did receive the letter from Dr. Huber.  Here is a link to an interview with Dr. Huber, explaining his research and his concerns.
 I am always reading whatever I can on GMOs in order to get to the truth of it all, and as complete an understanding as I can have. I have read Dr. Huber's papers before and as a critic of the herbicide Roundup, I was not surprised that the letter was from him.  He raises interesting points that the use of Roundup may alter mineral availability, the presence of fungii, and other alterations to the soil.  When you consider that Roundup is non specific in that it kills growing plants, the massive die-off would result in alterations to soil organisms.  This particular letter raises the possibility of a new fungus that has become a problem because of the use of Roundup.  Others who work in the field question Dr. Huber's claims because they have not been presented in an academic setting or in a peer reviewed journal, and their own research does not agree.
Here is my amended posting  :

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