Recent Evidence Confirms Risks of Horizontal Gene Transfer

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 [1], 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 Therapie a Reality

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)

Canadian and U.S. farm groups unite on transgenic wheat ban

(April 16, 2002 – CropChoice news)

Canadian and U.S. farm groups unite on transgenic wheat ban

The National Farmers Union of Canada and the National Family Farm Coalition announced today an effort to stop the introduction of transgenic wheat in North America.
“Banning GM wheat is crucial to the survival of the North American farmers who grow wheat,” said Terry Boehm, a wheat producer from Allan, Saskatchewan and an NFU Board member. “We export most of our wheat and our foreign buyers have made it perfectly clear that they want nothing to do with genetically modified food.”

Bezwaarschrift tegen proefvelden AVEBE

Miep Bos en Wieteke van Dort dienden op 22 maart 2002 met 25 anderen w.o. kunstenaars, biologische boeren en verontruste consumenten een bezwaarschrift in bij het ministerie van VROM tegen proefvelden van AVEBE voor een gentech fabrieksaardappel.