Although the EPA is making transgenic plants a separate category, they
are still approving the sale, distribution, and release into the
environment, of these GE plants. At least there has been a "Conditional
Registration" approved. Thos registrations should be canceled. But EPA
is refusing to cancel them.
At least that is the way I understand it. They are not considering
transgenic plants a "Plant Pesticide". So they are not controlled under
the pesticide rules. But they are recognizing them as patented seeds and
have certified them for release with only minimal testing and NO testing
in a few cases.
And what I don't understand is why any company in the business of
developing these plants would even want them to be classified under the
pesticide rules. It must be true that at least some of those companies
in the industry does because a main stream publications said it was
News (put out monthly by the Amer. Soc. Agronomy, a mainstream
As an after thought, I wonder if that same publication has the same
agenda as did the Washington Post did in the late 50's/early 60's when
they printed over 100 news articles and editorials telling everyone who
would read it that Castro was NOT a communist, but a simple agrarian
reformer. Does the Amer. Soc. Agronomy derive any of its income from
Monsanto, either directly or indirectly?
I am forwarding another of Mr. Wolfson's posts today. In it he is
announcing that a law suit has been filed. It came in earlier this week,
but I failed to forward it to the group. I have previously obtained his
permission to forward his posts.
I am also sending this to him and have taken the liberty if forwarding
your query to him so that he may respond directly if he so desires. He
may have a different answer.
--Dan in Sunny Puerto Rico--