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  • Beth Henggeler's picture
    Beth Henggeler
    08.07.2013
    Thanks for the additional info Rickinreallife. Biorfortified.org is a great site.
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    Rickinreallife
    08.07.2013
    Beth Henggelor -- Not to mention that the paper is not new research, rather it is a loose metanalysis that constructs a number of theoretical concepts about harm to gut bacteria and its connection to a wide array of afflictions. Their paper only cites two actual peer reviewed research reports as authority. There is a discussion thread on Biofortified that examines this paper.
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    Beth Henggeler
    08.02.2013
    @ Kiya & @shelabella
    Did you read the blog post?r I would hope you didn't just dismiss it outright, becuase it challenges your ideas. Here is another one from HuffPo, which is even harsher on Samsel and Seneff, even though the blogger doesn't care for Monsanto.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tamar-haspel/condemning-monsanto-with-_b_3162694.html
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    Shelabella
    07.31.2013
    Her CS and mathematics background only help her to evaluate this research with a truly unique perspective. MIT gives her, quite possibly, the best computing power in our country. Both Samsel and Seneff are very efficient and cautious in their research. The trends they are detecting are creating a stir in many health debates - from Autism to GMOs. It is most common for biotech corps to attempt the discrediting of papers or scientists, which do not present a favorable interpretation of GE research. This has already happened numerous times with Puztai, Seralini, and countless others. I believe that Seneff uses the best of her biological and computer science education to deliver powerful and unbiased research our world needs.
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    Kiya Tabb
    07.31.2013
    Since when does a "blog post" debunk a scientific study?
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    Beth Henggeler
    07.31.2013
    1. Seneff's PhD is in electrical engineering and computer science. http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/
    2. Here is a blog post written by a PhD chemist that debunks this study http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2013/04/30/is_glyphosate_poisoning_everyone.php
    3. Glyphosate is a safe herbicide when used properly and the increased tolerance levels reflect that. Increased tolerance levels do not necessarily mean actual increased glyphosate residues. Farmers are still going to spray the least amount possible, as pesticides are a cost in their business model.