It was really a few whistle blowers in the Ministry of Agriculture who
risked their personal reputations and professional careers by refusing to
pass on the rBST approval process. When their superiors failed to squelch
them and instead they were called to testify before a committee of the
Canadian Senate the cat was out of the bag and the government could not
proceed with its attempts to fast track the approval.
At 09:57 AM 4/5/00 -0400, you wrote:
>From: Organic Valley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sender: "Allen Moody" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: sanet-mg-digest V1 #1734
>Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 15:12:00 -0500
>In reply to:
>From: "Dave Lewington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: GMO labelling and NAFTA
>Douglas and sanet; do you really think that Canada will take a different
>stance on the GMO issue than the U.S. will? I hope they do, but I highly
>doubt it. Maybe I'm just pessimistic, but I think our country usually just
>follows the US like a sheep follow the leader of the flock!
>As down as Dave is on his country's government and scientists and their
>possible GMO sentiments, I would like to remind him of the tremendous
>efforts they took to NOT knuckle under the Monsanto thumb when push came to
>shove over the rBGH/BST issue. Thank goodness for all of the Canadians who
>brought the light to shine on the cockroaches in Monsanto and the USDA.
>Hang in there!! It's not over yet.
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