28-01-04 Succes bij het protest door 85 ondertekenaars in Lelystad betreffende:
Notificationnumber C/GB/03/M5/3 Glufosinate-tolerant Rice, LLRICE62 van Bayer CropScience;
zie de Public comments file
De aanvraag om deze gentechrijst via Groot-Brittannië op de markt te mogen brengen, werd ingetrokken.
Zie ook de eerdere publieke commentaren in 04-09-2003.
The GM industry must have been scratching its head on Thursday morning following news that yet another of its key claims had been spectacularly demolished. Far from benefiting the environment, as Monsanto spent millions of pounds telling us it would, we now know that genetically modified crops are bad for diversity. That at least is the conclusion of the Government’s long-awaited field trials.
This should be the end for GM
Third World Network Biosafety Information Service, 28 July 2003.
Monsanto has maintained that there is no difference between GM soybeans and its conventional strains. But according to a Japanese scientist, whose report is attached below, safety tests conducted by Monsanto are riddled with flaws that include: testing of proteins not derived from the GM plant; soybeans used for tests were not produced with Roundup, therefore the data obtained with such samples may not be valid to guarantee the safety of soybean that human and animals consume in real life; insufficient feeding experiments; and intentional neglect of “inappropriate” data which have a bearing on the final conclusions.
Bron: OCA: Flaws in Monsanto’s Safety Assessment of Roundup Ready Soybeans
“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
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
Recent Evidence Confirms Risks of Horizontal Gene Transfer
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
Predicted Hazard of Gene Therapy A Reality
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)
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.
Prof. Joe Cummings onthult dit op de website van I-SIS.