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traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:15 AM
Often times the studies give the rats 1000X the dosage humans get, so the extrapolation is dubious at best. Politicians aren't the only people with agendas.
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:57 AM
One researcher, many years ago, got fired after proving that sterilized coins cause cancerous tumors in rats. He suggested that we ban all money because it was safe to assume that paper money would cause the tumors as well.

I guess they did not want the truth about these research grants and how skewed they are. Cyclamates are the perfect example. If you gave a rat the equivilent of 600 diet sodas a day for 6 months, they would develop cancer. I have read that recent research shows that of all the artificial sweeteners, cyclamates are the safest.
We in the media rarely lie to you.

But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context.

That's where most big scare stories come from, like recent headlines about GM foods. GM means "genetically modified," which means scientists add genes, altering the plant's DNA, in this case to make the crop resistant to pests.

Last week, Poland joined seven other European countries in banning cultivation of GM foods.

The politicians acted because headlines screamed about how GM foods caused huge tumors in rats. The pictures of the rats are scary. Some have tumors the size of tennis...