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  • The dangers of cannibalism

    The dangers of cannibalism

    By Andy Ellington
    Published: July 14, 2011

    Biochemistry Professor Andy Ellington writes about cannibalism, prions, mad cow disease and yet one more way in which civilization may be “hosed.”

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      Jaye said on July 5, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.
      Andy, I came on this article in search for some 'possible answers' to another article about the use of human genetic material for new varieties of rice. My first thought was the threat of neural degeneration that seems to follow an animal consuming other animals of the same species ('mad cow', 'laughing disease'). Could you see a scenario whereby these prions could be in our food crops just as casually as transfats presently exist in processed foods?
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      EwanNJ said on July 25, 2011 at 4:33 p.m.
      Geez, mention "climate change" and it's all over! Poor Mike H. spends his days obsessively googling "climate change" to see what those money-grubbing scientists are up to. Mike, was that you in the 80s spinning rock'n'roll records backwards trying to hear Iron Maiden say something satanic?