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ACT and Aliens back Life Sciences Push on GE

ACT and Aliens back Life Sciences Push on GE

The Raelian Movement and ACT have come out swinging for the Life Sciences Network in demanding people allow GE release and contamination of the environment. About 300 naked Raelians are reported by the Express paper ( 30 July) to be staging a naked sit- in to support cloning and the release of GE crops. The ACT party has also declared its support for GE release despite their claim to represent taxpayers and consumers ( implicit in their name Association of Taxpayers and Consumers).

" Both ACT and the Raelians are misguided by their support for GE release. The evidence is against them," says Jon Carapiet from GE Free NZ in food and environment.

" These allies of the Life Sciences Network are an indication of just how far away from ordinary people the pushers of GE products have become in the zealotry. This should be a warning to the government that they are marginalising the 80% of New Zealanders who want GE-free production preserved and therefore want the moratorium on GE release to at least be extended for 5years."

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