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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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