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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 06:55 PM
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33. Bush suppresses GE crop warnings -This article is from Oct 04; anyone think it's worse by now? YUP.
Bush suppresses GE crop warnings

Leaked report acknowledges genetic threat
18 October 2004

NAFTA agrees: US genetically engineered maize is threat to Mexican crops.
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Mexico City, Mexico Monsanto and the US Government have been telling the world that genetically engineered crops pose no contamination threat to natural indigenous species. But Greenpeace has learned from a leaked report that NAFTA disagrees and is recommending steps to avoid a genetic threat to natural maize in Mexico. Surprise, surprise: the Bush Administration is attempting to suppress the report.

The report, written by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (US, Canada and Mexico) recommends that all genetically engineered (GE) maize imports be labelled as such and that all US maize entering Mexico should be milled upon entry, to prevent living seeds from being planted intentionally or accidentally.

The Bush Administration has intervened several times to delay the publication of the report -- completed three months ago -- and there is still no official date for its publication.

The scandal began in September 2001 when the Mexican government announced that scientists had discovered contamination of indigenous varieties of maize with genetically engineered (GE) varieties. The likely source of the contamination is imported maize from the USA.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/news/bush-suppr...
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  -"The Future of Food" movie trailer (chilling documentary) Lorien  Apr-02-07 12:36 AM   #0 
  - I can no longer eat corn.  PDJane   Apr-02-07 12:47 AM   #1 
  - I've had the same reaction in recent years  Lorien   Apr-02-07 12:54 AM   #3 
  - thanks for the post lorien. i'll be sure to catch this doc!  nosmokes   Apr-02-07 12:51 AM   #2 
  - Yeah, I remember reading an article about Monsanto's actions in Iraq  Lorien   Apr-02-07 01:01 AM   #5 
     - I remember this too  Nite Owl   Apr-02-07 01:14 AM   #6 
        - Even the conservatives I know are starting to worry  Lorien   Apr-02-07 01:31 AM   #7 
  - Thanks for the post-I will be sure to catch it  nam78_two   Apr-02-07 12:56 AM   #4 
  - Kickin' it for the late night crowd  Lorien   Apr-02-07 02:16 AM   #8 
  - K&R and thanks for posting. ....n/t  WiseButAngrySara   Apr-02-07 05:49 AM   #9 
  - So what to do?  MadHound   Apr-02-07 06:04 AM   #10 
  - trouble...  druidity33   Apr-02-07 06:24 AM   #12 
  - I agree that we must put a stop to GM foods and the corporations that back them  MadHound   Apr-02-07 08:29 AM   #16 
  - The documentary covers that very thing  Lorien   Apr-02-07 02:39 PM   #31 
  - Here in CT, I'm able to buy local produce all through the winter.  femmedem   Apr-02-07 06:59 AM   #13 
  - Bok choi is wonderful, it can grow year round here in Seattle. Self-seeding, very good for you.  glitch   Apr-02-07 11:37 AM   #23 
  - Also support the Kucinich/ Boxer bill to require accurate food labeling  Lorien   Apr-02-07 11:56 AM   #24 
  - Also see google: Monsanto terminator gene  rman   Apr-02-07 06:13 AM   #11 
  - Vandana Shiva  Dakini23   Apr-02-07 11:13 AM   #21 
     - She's one of those unsung heroes of our time.  rman   Apr-02-07 12:33 PM   #26 
        - Fascinating article  Lorien   Apr-02-07 06:09 PM   #32 
  - I watched it last month  seemunkee   Apr-02-07 07:44 AM   #14 
  - thanks Lorien, great to see you!  48percenter   Apr-02-07 07:53 AM   #15 
  - Didn't you move to Germany?  Lorien   Apr-02-07 01:59 PM   #30 
     - Yes I am now located in an undisclosed location  48percenter   Apr-03-07 08:30 AM   #38 
  - This Is An Important Film  Crisco   Apr-02-07 08:37 AM   #17 
  - Monsanto is doing wonders in Iraq  IDemo   Apr-02-07 08:58 AM   #18 
  - Thanks for that link  Lorien   Apr-02-07 10:43 AM   #19 
  - If that's not racketeering i don't know what is  rman   Apr-02-07 12:44 PM   #27 
  - Iraqis can't reuse the seeds they buy from US corporations  gravity   Apr-02-07 07:12 PM   #36 
  - Some Strange Synchronicity Going on Here  ribofunk   Apr-02-07 11:10 AM   #20 
  - K&R  Jcrowley   Apr-02-07 11:25 AM   #22 
  - Excellent , Excellent film. I promote it every chance I get.  Javaman   Apr-02-07 12:03 PM   #25 
  - These types of movies should really be available on PPV  hang a left   Apr-02-07 12:45 PM   #28 
  - its not just Monsanto  AllegroRondo   Apr-02-07 01:12 PM   #29 
  - DuPont to build biotech plant in India (Can you say GM corn and rice?... I knew you could...)  cyberpj   Apr-02-07 07:02 PM   #35 
  - Bush suppresses GE crop warnings -This article is from Oct 04; anyone think it's worse by now? YUP.  cyberpj   Apr-02-07 06:55 PM   #33 
  - Are GM Crops Killing Bees?  cyberpj   Apr-02-07 06:58 PM   #34 
     - Wouldn't surprise me  Lorien   Apr-02-07 08:54 PM   #37 
 

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