Eco-Terrorists Strike At Research
Friday, 11 January 2002
“The actions of misguided anti-GM activists in destroying laboratory contained research at Crop and Food is exactly what the Life Sciences Network was talking about when it described some anti-GM activists as “eco-taleban”, the Chairman of the LSN, Dr William Rolleston, said today.
“It’s clear these people mindlessly want to impose their fundamentalist views on the rest of New Zealand despite the findings of the Royal Commission and the properly legally constituted approval authorities.
“Valuable research was destroyed in an act which only can be compared with the book burnings of previous ages.
“The real risk New Zealand faces is not responsible research into GM but the actions of activists who would destroy the possibility of using new technologies to build a better future for New Zealanders; their health, their environment and their economy.