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  •  There have been claims related to possible (0+ / 0-)

    allergies to the Bt in corn, but it's hard to pinpoint for a couple of reasons.  One is that it's extremely rare, with the only cases so far reported having to do not with any allergenic property in the Bt itself, but with preexisting illnesses/sensitivies on the part of the the people exposed.  Another is that it wouldn't be an allergy to Bt in itself, but to a protein in one of the bacteria, which is again hard to determine (and would be a problem even with organic produce sprayed with Bt, the most commonly used pesticide for organics.)  

    So it's tough to pinpoint exactly what your reaction might have been to, but it doesn't seem to be the usual suspect.

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    by pico on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 11:11:14 AM PDT

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    •  It's definitely not the usual (0+ / 0-)

      But there is a serious lag on the reporting of these types of problems. Most doctors tend to shrug it off and pass out the cortisone.
      We need more active pursuit of the problem. Autoimmune, allergies, autism, a whole spectrum of illnesses have gone from rare to epidemic in my lifetime. My grandchildren are really suffering. And I would bet my life it is our food supply. The supposedly tested, safe, good for you ADA approved stuff in the American diet.
      Actually I probably am betting my life on it. So are a lot of other people.  

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