I have never been asked, nor have I ever agreed to grow or consume this
stuff. For (many, varied, serious, well informed, carefully considered)
reasons of my own, I choose not to, and as a sovereign citizen that is my
Nothing requires me to justify that choice, on scientific or any other
grounds, to anyone; the choice is quite simply my own to make, WTO and
Monsanto be damned. Any interference in my right to make that choice
myself is a violation.
That the biotech industry arrogates to itself the decision to impose this
on us all, forever, is to me at least as much a question of *sound civics*
as it is of so-called sound science.
In dismissing such concerns so lightly, I often feel Dale goes a long way
toward making the case for me that it is unwise to leave these
determinations to anyone else to make for us, particularely those who claim
to know better than we do.
I post to this list not with any real hope of swaying Dale or those who
share his perspective, but rather to offer information for the
consideration of others who imagine that there may still be something,
quite possibly something important, for us to learn from this world before
we find we've altered it beyond recognition, beyond recovery.
So much for tolerances.
Beth von Gunten
Ventura County, California
We live one Life.
>In reference to your statment: "On tolerances for contamination: I don't
>believe that there are any. If it
>shows up, it shows up, and percentages ( like the organic tolerances for
>synthetic contamination) have yet to be publicized, if they have been
>determined. Perhaps Dr. Fagin at Genetic ID has a handle on that."
>John Fagin imformed me that the EU standard of tolerance is 2% GE modified
>subtance in a sample. John's tolerance, as I remember, in testing is 1/2%
>It is clear we are dealing with tolerance, never 0% tolerance.
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