What is in this article?:
- No more Cheerios in my house
- Caving to the whackos
- General Mills has a societal responsibility that must transcend a few Cheerio dollars to appease a minuscule minority of anti-GMO loudmouths.
Caving to the whackos
By comparison, he cited his wife Kaye's successful treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with a protein-based drug called Rituxan, which at the time cost $8,000 for one treatment. His wife needed eight.
Rituxan, manufactured by Genentech Inc., latches on to cancer cells so that the body will destroy them. The same principles are behind hundreds of drugs being used against other ailments, including breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn's disease.
When General Mills caves to the whackos, it sends a signal to scientists and others working to feed the world that maybe their work will be in vain if it does not have the support of corporations like General Mills. General Mills has a societal responsibility that must transcend a few dollars to appease a minuscule minority of loudmouths.
One final comment: This became personal when I read Mirkov’s comment about Rituxan. I was not aware of that. However, I am very familiar with Rituxan. I have taken 12 infusions of that drug to prevent a reoccurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I have four more to go next month. It has been successful.
A good friend and former co-worker has battled Crohn’s disease for years, another reason to support GMO research.
So, you think I am going to buy any more Cheerios? Not on my life.
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