CONCLUSION: These short-term results suggest that, when fructose is consumed in the form of HFCS, the measured metabolic responses do not differ from Suc in lean women. Further research is required to examine appetite responses and to determine if these findings hold true for obese individuals, males, or longer periods.
Fructose does not cause insulin release from beta cells, as these lack fructokinase. One of the results of this is that fructose consumption does not dampen appetite. This may lead to increased caloric intake with obesity and the metabolic syndrome as a result.
the insecticide Penncap-M became popular as a defense against
corn rootworm, the larval form
of a beetle that attacks the roots
of corn plants. Penncap-M, a
microencapsulated form of
methyl parathion, could have
been designed as the ultimate
bee-killing weapon: a highly toxic,
long-lived nerve poison enclosed
in tiny,pollen-size beads.Foraging
bees packed these pellets into
their pollen sacs along with the
real thing and carried them
home,devastating their colonies.
Corn is easily wind-pollinated,
so although bees gather corn
pollen, growers don’t need them.
They see Penncap-M as the
cheapest, most efficient answer
to their rootworm problem,and
its impact on bees has not convinced
them to give it up.
"Anyway, though it was not mentioned in the tangerine article I asked myself if the two articles could be related — if GM agribusiness could be trying to eliminate bees.
Call me a conspiracy nut, but it sure sounds likely to me. They are the ones who would principally benefit — they have a motive and incentive.
...(The) article that said that growers of GM tangerines were furious with beekeepers for allowing their bees to wander into the GM-planted fields.
The explanation for their anger is simple. GM crops have been carefully and sometimes expensively modified to have certain desirable characteristics — seedless tangerines, in this case. Bees, as an important part of the chain of life, cross-pollinate plants by “accidentally” rubbing pollen from one flower onto another further away. This is not really an accident, for, as Einstein points out, life as we know it has come to depend on it happening. If this “accident” or “byproduct” ceases we are goners.
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