Viridian Note 00275: Bananthrax (fwd)

Mike Dierken mike@DataChannel.com
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 13:52:05 -0700


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Good thing you couldn't delivery anthrax itself this way. Progress is great!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom [mailto:tomwhore@inetarena.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 1:46 PM
> To: fork@xent.com
> Subject: Viridian Note 00275: Bananthrax (fwd)
> 
> 
> 
> (snipped from the most recent viridian email)
>  
> "CHINA: October 22, 2001
> 
>      "SHANGHAI == Genetically modified fruit and other 
> food could be used in future to deliver medicine, 
> including a vaccine against anthrax, an Australian bio-
> technology fund manager said on the weekend. 
> 
> 
> 
>     "'The distinction between food and drugs will 
> gradually disappear,' said Peter Carre, chairman of 
> Xcelerator Life Sciences Funds Group.  (((Yahoo!)))
> 
>     "'Medicine will be in milk, it'll be in stuff we 
> ingest every day. Food will be the most widely used form 
> to distribute medicine,' Carre said at a business 
> conference on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic 
> Cooperation (APEC) summit.
> 
>      "Carre said bananas were already being genetically 
> modified in research laboratories for all types of 
> medicinal purposes, including immunisation against four 
> strains of anthrax.
> 
>      "'Why bananas? They grow quickly, people like them 
> and they took early. You could have done it in a tomato if 
> you wanted,' Carre told reporters after a speech to the 
> conference.  (((Also, they provide more comic relief even 
> than cucumbers.)))
> 
>      "Carre said Cornell University in upstate New York 
> was leading development work on genetically modifying food 
> to deliver medicines to people." (...)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork
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RE: Viridian Note 00275: Bananthrax (fwd)



Good thing you couldn't delivery anthrax itself this way. Progress is great!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom [mailto:tomwhore@inetarena.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 1:46 PM
> To: fork@xent.com
> Subject: Viridian Note 00275: Bananthrax (fwd)
>
>
>
> (snipped from the most recent viridian email)

> "CHINA: October 22, 2001
>
>      "SHANGHAI == Genetically modified fruit and other
> food could be used in future to deliver medicine,
> including a vaccine against anthrax, an Australian bio-
> technology fund manager said on the weekend.
>
>
>
>     "'The distinction between food and drugs will
> gradually disappear,' said Peter Carre, chairman of
> Xcelerator Life Sciences Funds Group.  (((Yahoo!)))
>
>     "'Medicine will be in milk, it'll be in stuff we
> ingest every day. Food will be the most widely used form
> to distribute medicine,' Carre said at a business
> conference on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic
> Cooperation (APEC) summit.
>
>      "Carre said bananas were already being genetically
> modified in research laboratories for all types of
> medicinal purposes, including immunisation against four
> strains of anthrax.
>
>      "'Why bananas? They grow quickly, people like them
> and they took early. You could have done it in a tomato if
> you wanted,' Carre told reporters after a speech to the
> conference.  (((Also, they provide more comic relief even
> than cucumbers.)))
>
>      "Carre said Cornell University in upstate New York
> was leading development work on genetically modifying food
> to deliver medicines to people." (...)
>
>
>
>
> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork
>

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