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HGT accusations unfounded

HGT accusations unfounded

“The risks of horizontal gene transfer from animal faeces is so low that most scientists around the world who know about this subject agree that the consequences of it ever happening are vanishingly small”, Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today.

“The accusations being made by GE Free NZ against PPL Therapeutics are irresponsible and unfounded speculation. They are nothing more than an attempt to create distrust. Claire Bleakley should come up with substantiated facts to justify the assertions she is making. Her inability to do so shows that she has no basis.

“This behaviour clearly repeats the irresponsible behaviour of certain anti-GE activists and we are inevitably going to see more of this in the coming months as we get closer to the moratorium expiring on applications for the commercial release of genetically modified organisms”, concluded Dr Rolleston.

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