“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
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)
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.
Friends of the Earth:
03 Jul 2002
Het Europese Parlement heeft vandaag gestemd voor volledige labelling van gentech voedsel en diervoer. De stemming baant een weg voor nieuwe wetgeving die consumenten en boeren de mogelijkheid moet geven gentechvoedsel te vermijden als zij daar voor kiezen.
China introduceert verplichte labelling voor gentech voedsel, Hong Kong aarzelt.
Maandag, 01 juli 2002 .China/Hong Kong
Met deze maatregel versterkt China de positie van de EU, die morgen, 3 juli 2002, over strengere labelling zal stemmen.