[OPE-L:4087] Corntamination

From: Andrew_Kliman (Andrew_Kliman@email.msn.com)
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 16:06:58 EDT

No two leaves are the same, and no two bushels of corn.  What does this
do to the corn-ratio theory of the profit rate?

[From today's NY Times.  Full text:

New Concerns Rise on Keeping Track of Modified Corn

By Kurt Eichenwald

Efforts to trace shipments of a bioengineered corn unapproved for human
consumption have raised concern among food and grain industry officials
the corn - which has already been discovered in two brands of grocery
products - may have made its way more widely into production channels for
the nation's food supply.

Millions of bushels of the unapproved corn, known as StarLink, have been
delivered to more than 350 grain elevators around the country. Government
and industry officials, uncertain how much of the corn has been properly
segregated and identified, are now pushing the operators to test their
supplies for evidence of contamination. ...

"This whole system has been self-policing by the seed industry," one food
company executive said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "And
it hasn't worked."

[end of excerpt]

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