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Toxin

Any poisonous substance a living thing produces as part of its metabolic or other natural process. That is, toxins themselves are not living things, but are produced by living things. Toxins are defined by the Biological Weapons Convention.
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Genocide should never be a taboo subject just because history finds it unpalatable.
In its judgement, the panel said: "All the evidence is that Mr McCriricK's pantomime persona, as demonstrated on the celebrity television appearances, and his persona when appearing on Channel 4 Racing, together with his self-described bigoted and male chauvinist views were clearly unpalatable to a wider potential audience.
In its judgment, the panel said: "All the evidence is that Mr McCririck's pantomime persona, as demonstrated on the celebrity television appearances, and his persona when appearing on Channel 4 Racing, together with his self-described bigoted and male chauvinist views were clearly unpalatable to a wider potential audience.
AS unpalatable as Chancellor George Osborne's welfare reforms may be to some, a radical shake-up of Jobseeker's Allowance is overdue.
In just some of the gripping stories on offer, a convict faces terrible decisions in a drug-testing facility, a director sends an "inspirational" email to his staff, a boy is caught in two minds about how to act when he witnesses an abduction, and a visitor finds a family's behaviour unpalatable.
Ron implies that he found the "granny, pasty and charity taxes" "unpalatable", if so then his continuing membership of the Conservative Party also tells us that he does not find these policies unpalatable enough to cause him to desert the party.
According to the Daily Mail, her daughter Lourdes has been insisting she try out the popular salty yeast spread, but Madonna, 53, finds it quite unpalatable and refuses to eat it.
But Coun Ellis added: "I find it highly unpalatable that the tactical approach of Prowind means so much council taxpayers' money (many tens of thousands) has had to be spent by the district council for no reason.
However, the cost increases are unavoidable and it is essential that transport buyers accept them through increased haulage rates, unpalatable though that may be at a time of rising costs.
If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.
So Murphy was pleased to see a very happy Northern First Minister smiling away and nodding as Dana repeated the politically unpalatable phrase again and again during her thank you speech on Tuesday evening.
In one of his earliest projects he proposed a series of landscaped roofs, an idea so unpalatable to his then clients that he was unceremoniously bundled out of their offices.