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Perhaps the two most interesting news articles in the world this week were the discovery of plutonium in fish caught 60km off the coast of Japan (Enenews 27/06/2012) and the reversal of illness in Danish pigs after they were no longer fed genetically modified food (Farmwars.info 28/06/2012).

Dr Caldicott says there is no safe dose of plutonium. Now that is has been found in little fish, it will quickly make its way up the food chain into bigger fish, which swim long distances. Half of the plutonium 239 will be gone from the Pacific fish in 24,000 years’ time.

All the Bluefin Tuna in the pacific are now contaminated with Japanese nuclear radiation cesium137 (news.yahoo.com May 30 2012), yet people continue to buy and eat tuna, unaware of the danger.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry


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  1. Follow the references on the GM part of the article. The page at its link first refers to an article by the same author Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji.

    Following further will find more articles all refering to other articles on the same site and another site dedicated to the opposition of GM. Like much of the “information” provided by GM opponents, it follows its own tail.

    The original article about the pigs is from a journal in Danish language. An internet translation tells me the title of the journal is “Efficient Agriculture” but it is difficult to tell much about the publication. However it seems the article has no references so that is the end of the trail.

    Moreover Sirinathsinghji fails to note the obvious. She states, “Pederson decided to stop feeding his 450 sows with GM soybean, replacing them with fishmeal and non-GM soybeans”

    So he replaced some of the soy with fish. Why did she focus just on the change to a non-GM soy source? Because it fmatched her prejudices. Why not the far more plausible proposition that complete reliance on soy protein results in nutritional deficiencies?

    It is already known that excessive soy consumption is unhealthy and I have little doubt that a complete reliance on soy, GM or otherwise, could cause any of the reported problems the farmer’s pigs were having.

  2. Absolutely right Peter! Not to mention the PCBs, dioxins, DDT and organochlorides, and other toxins that biomagnify as they go up the food chain. I really can’t understand why people are in such a hurry to eat fish or to feed it to their children!


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