[NAFEX] gluten

Hélène Dessureault interverbis at videotron.ca
Mon Apr 30 12:37:35 EDT 2007


To all concerned,
This is one of many demonstrations that globalization of products and foods
has its limits. It is best and more secure to eat close to home, and that
goes for people too.
Hélène, zone 3-4 near Ottawa
----- Original Message -----
From: <Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] gluten


> Tom,
>
> The 'powers that be' are grasping at straws.
> First, they jumped on aminopterin - which was a non-issue at the levels
they found.
> And, the same is true for melamine - it's essentially non-toxic at the low
parts-per-million levels that were
> detected in some pet food samples.
> LD50 for melamine in mice/rats is on the order of 1-2gm/kg body weight.
>
> It's highly likely that no one will ever ascertain WHAT was in these
recalled pet foods that caused the small
> numbers of pet deaths.  There was a very similar incident several years
back in the far east, and the folks who
> investigated that situation were never able to figure out what caused the
illness/deaths in affected cats/dogs.
>
> Lucky
>
>
>
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