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Would you take a GMO Mushroom as a cancer cure  RSS feed

 
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An interesting article found at Bloomberg website.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-04/this-fungus-could-help-cure-cancer
 
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First of all, I haven't read the article yet. But I'd like to at least give a simple answer to your question. Would I take a GMO mushroom (or any other thing) to cure my cancer.

You betcha!!!  No hesitation!

I was only 33 years old when I discovered I had a form of aggressive beast cancer. Back then cancer treatment wasn't as sophisticated, and tumors weren't tested and analyzed like they are nowadays. But I willingly opted for any treatment that might save my life. I was young, scared, and didn't want to die. I also had had a friend who died from breat cancer metastasis at only 21 years of age. GMO options didn't exist back then, but I would have willing tried it. Needless to say, I was lucky and survived.

Would I still make that choice today knowing what I now know? You betcha!!! I'm not ready to die yet. I might be old, but I still want to live a few more years before I give in to the inevitable.  

I don't think anyone who has been faced with their own mortality and eminent death would ask that question, assuming that they want to go on living. I've had plenty of friends die from cancers and most desperately wanted a cure. They would not have hesitated a second to try a GMO treatment.
 
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As far as i understand from only scanning the article, this is nothing really new. Many drugs today (for example insulin) are produced in bio-reactors. These are basically farms for GMO-yeasts that are genetically altered to produce the desired substance. They look and function a lot like a brewery. For me, this sounds pretty close to GMO-mushrooms.
 
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Su Ba wrote:
I was only 33 years old when I discovered I had a form of aggressive beast cancer.  


I have a good friend who had breast cancer around the same age.  She found a strict nutrition based treatment program from Kuishi Institute (spelling?)  that made her well again.  20 years later and no recurrence.  
This is one good reason why I am focused on becoming an organic gardener with a goal of self sufficiency.  I am also into herbs and mushrooms as a medicine.  There is so much research out there to learn from.
I hope you have the same good news and find total cure.
 
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Absolutely.

There are already millions of people living today who use medicine produced by genetically modified bacteria, myself included.  The insulin I use everyday is made using genetically modified bacteria.

The majority of Vegans also use vitamins (I.e. Vit B12) that are produced using GMO bacteria.
 
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I would. In fact, I heard that they were genetically modifying bacteriophages to replace antibiotics. I would take those too.
 
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