It is incredible to me that you would be willing to say this in public,
Dale. I fear it will come back to haunt you. It is clear, then, that
"almost everybody in the public research community, the industry, the
regulatory community, the political center (??)" has already been proved
wrong (if they do in fact believe that "the risks are very small" rather
than believing that the "risks are unknown", which is different).
It has already been demonstrated that the entire "resistance control
strategy" of Bt corn (corn GE'd to produce Bt toxin indiscriminately in
corn plant tissues) is likely to be scientifically indefensible (see
current issue of Science). Other research indicates clear negative effects
of Bt accumulation in soils on soil microbiology. (As you know, there is
already an important law suit about this issue). This alone repesents a
clear and present environmental risk of a GMO technology and shows the
underlying irresponsiblity of the commercial interests behind the massive
deployment of these plants in the environment. Bt crops should be banned.
I think they will be sooner than you think. This case, along should put
complascent scientists on alert.
I have never seen such a gap between what most scientists (supposedly)
think about an issue and the clear trend of public opinion world wide, as I
see currently on this issue. Scientists, beware. New suprises like Europe
are in store. If we are found to act irresponsibly in this case, the
damage to science could be felt for decades.
Mexico, D.F. & San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas
Tel. y FAX 525-666-73-66 (DF)
To Unsubscribe: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the command
"unsubscribe sanet-mg". If you receive the digest format, use the command
To Subscribe to Digest: Email email@example.com with the command
All messages to sanet-mg are archived at: