Viridian Note 00275: BananthraxBruce Sterling [email@example.com]
(((It's my bet that these APEC characters brought in this Aussie venture capital guy because he promised to "think outside the box" and do some "real paradigm-busting." Where'd they dig him up, though? I don't know. If you're really interested, maybe you should call him and report back to us.)))
Peter Carre Venture Capitalist, Managing Director of Peter Carre and Associates Pty Ltd, Corporate Advisory and Strategic Consulting in ECommerce and Biotech based business opportunities and investments. 02 9904 3375(h) 02 9375 2138(wk)
"SHANGHAI == Genetically modified fruit and other
food could be used in future to deliver medicine,
including a vaccine against anthrax, an Australian bio-
technology fund manager said on the weekend.
"'The distinction between food and drugs will
gradually disappear,' said Peter Carre, chairman of
Xcelerator Life Sciences Funds Group. (((Yahoo!)))
"'Medicine will be in milk, it'll be in stuff we
ingest every day. Food will be the most widely used form
to distribute medicine,' Carre said at a business
conference on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) summit.
"Carre said bananas were already being genetically
modified in research laboratories for all types of
medicinal purposes, including immunisation against four
strains of anthrax.
"'Why bananas? They grow quickly, people like them
and they took early. You could have done it in a tomato if
you wanted,' Carre told reporters after a speech to the
conference. (((Also, they provide more comic relief even
"Carre said Cornell University in upstate New York was leading development work on genetically modifying food to deliver medicines to people." (...)