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GM Discussion : September 25, 2003

GM Discussion : September 25, 2003

1. Brazil approves GM soy
2. Network responds to attack on Royal Commission
3. Anti-GM voting campaign languishes
4. Poor turnout for GM debate meetings in UK
5. Amish farmers embrace biotech crops

Brazil approves GM soy
The Brazilian Government has approved the use of genetically modified soy beans for next season.Brazil's vice-president announced overnight that crops of genetically modified soy beans will be leg...

Network responds to attack on Royal Commission
Dr Peter Wells’ paper, which he acknowledged on National radio has not been peer reviewed and is not being submitted to an academic or scientific journal, is an attack on the findings of the Royal Com...

Anti-GM voting campaign languishes
The much vaunted campaign to get a million votes in a virtual anti-GM march is languishing.Three weeks after being launched the Take5 website shows it has only got barely over 25,000 votes. If thi...

Poor turnout for GM debate meetings in UK
Like many scientists and farmers across the country, consumer and media information initiative CropGen welcomed the UK Government’s decision to initiate a public debate about GM technology and the com...

Amish farmers embrace biotech crops
It may come as a surprise to learn that some Amish farmers, who have shunned innovations like the telephone and electricity, have embraced biotechnology.But in fact, a growing number of Amish in P...

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