i'd even go that far to claim this food engineering thing has greater impact on human health than taking PEDs or other forms of doping.
allmost everything we eat is somewhat artificial. maybe some of you are familiar with a French film L'Aile ou la Cuisse with Louise de Funes. it's a comedy about a gastronomy expert that faces the company producing 'plastic' food. turns out, some 30 years after the movie was made, we're not that far from said company's production methods. as i've read and heard, in some cases, especially involving high temperatures, the food structure turns into an uneatable form of plastic, that our body doesn't digest. think of french fries for example. we eat that stuff every single day, while athletes take doping for like a decade? we talk about negative impact of doping over a plate of fake meat and laboratory- grown potatos...
While you might be correct, your point is totally irrelevant to the Armstong situation.
The point is that there have to be rules in sport, otherwise the very concept of sport is uttterly meaningless. To break those rules in a way that gives you a significant advantage undermines the principle of fair competition, for which the line has to be drawn somewhere, even if we all know it's an imperfect world.
The claim that genetic engineering of food is more dangerous than doping is questionable, to say the least. Got any science on that? Because EPO is implicated in cancer (they've stopped giving it to cancer patients for that reason) and has been known to kill people.
To be clear: I am decidedly not a fan of genetically engineered food. (We've killed the taste of things.) But the real health concern with agribusiness is not genetic engineering, but factory-farming and overuse of antibiotics.
The general impression is that USADA are making a mess of this. In a game in which due process and procedures are everything this is not a good thing.
That's not my
impression. My impression is that McQuaid is using the delay to game public opinion.
Let's wait until we see the report before we jump to conclusions.
A source close to the case told Cyclingnews Wednesday that "information kept coming in, hence, the delay in getting the dossier to the UCI." . . .
"It is not surprising that UCI would send a press release out attempting to undermine and question the substance of our case," USADA CEO Travis Tygart stated. "It is also troubling that they would claim to have had no contact with us which is inaccurate. As they know we will be providing them the 'reasoned decision' no later than October 15 through the process and at that time the questions contained in their publicly released statement today will be answered."
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