“US strong-arming cannot make Europeans eat GM food. A European GM food boycott will only expose the underlying weakness of globalisation and the existing trade protocols that accompany it.” says Jeremy Rifkin, in The Guardian. Monday June 2nd
UK Environment Minister Michael Meacher addressed an historic gathering at which dozens of prominent scientists launched themselves as an Independent Science Panel (ISP) to counteract what they see to be a concerted campaign by the government and the scientific establishment to promote genetic modification (GM) under the guise of ‘sound’ science.
Zie I-SIS: Michael Meacher At Launch of Independent Science Panel
Noel Lynch, a Green Party member of the London Assembly, brought some good news to the conference. He reported that the Mayor, Ken Livingstone, has included the following statement in London’s Biodiversity Strategy: “The mayor will oppose commercial or experimental release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment in London”. The Greens in the Assembly are now lobbying determinedly for the Mayor to declare London a GM-free zone.
The complete sequence of the SARS virus is now available, confirming it is a new coronavirus unrelated to any previously known.
Has genetic engineering contributed to creating it?
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins call for an investigation.
Zie I-SIS: SARS and Genetic Engineering?
In the strongest message yet delivered to the world, Zambia’s Minister of Agriculture, reaffirms his country’s rejection of GM food, and spells out his ambitious plans to make Zambia self-sufficient. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reports on an exclusive interview.
I-SIS, 29-11-2002: Zambia Will Feed Herself From Now On
I-SIS Contribution to ACNFP/Food Standards Agency Open Meeting 13 November 2002
Horizontal gene transfer is one of the most serious, if not the most serious hazard of transgenic technology. I have been drawing our regulators’ attention to it at least since 1996 , when there was already sufficient evidence to suggest that transgenic DNA in GM crops and products can spread by being taken up directly by viruses and bacteria as well as plant and animals cells.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Institute of Science in Society, PO Box 32097, London NW1 0XR
I-SIS was almost a lone voice warning of cancer from foreign genes inserting into the genome in ‘gene therapy’ and other exposures to transgenic DNA. Regrettably, this has now become reality.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho calls for a comprehensive review of gene therapy and other transgenic technologies, for they carry similar risks.
The French team that made news in 2000 treating children with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) had to call a halt to the gene therapy trial. One of the ten children treated has developed what looks like leukaemia.
(bron: Source: Science, News of the Week, 4 October 2002)
Oprichting van Stichting Ekopark, KvK-nummer: 39080548, gevestigd te Lelystad.
Links op de foto; Maria Lieve, secretaris, midden Theo Tromp, voorzitter. rechts Miep Bos die feliciteerde met de oprichting. Miep Bos is woordvoerster van De Gentechvrije Burgers, Europees Consumentenplatform (The European GMO-free Citizens).
Belangrijkste doelstelling van Stichting Ekopark:
Het voorkomen dat genetisch gemanipuleerde organismen in het wereldecosysteem terecht komen.
The ban was approved despite strong opposition from biotech companies including Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., which have successfully defeated similar measures elsewhere around the United States.
Planetark: 04-Mar-04, USA, Cary Gillam: California County Bans Planting of Biotech Crops
In alarmerende berichten betreffende het giftige acrylamide, dat in verhit voedsel wordt aangetroffen wordt verband gelegd met het onkruidbestrijdingsmiddel glyfosaat.
John Vidal from the Guardian wrote:
British scientific researchers have demonstrated for the first time that genetically modified DNA material from crops is finding its way into human gut bacteria, raising potentially serious health questions.
Wednesday July 17, 2002.