(Hadn't seen this).
Mon, 3 Apr 2000 15:12:00 -0500, you wrote:
AC> Douglas and sanet; do you really think that Canada will take a
AC> different stance on the GMO issue than the U.S. will?
Yes. Canada is a different and sovereign country. Not only that,
Canada has nothing gain by supporting the "right" of U.S. companies to
reap economic benefits while wreaking ecological havoc in the
biosphere, as a result of releasing unprecedented and untested, novel
and proprietary organisms.
In the context of NAFTA, Mexico has already taken a much tougher
stance than the irresponsibly weak one taken in the U.S., and Canada
may wisely do the same.
AC> I hope they do, but I highly doubt it. Maybe I'm just pessimistic,
AC> but I think our country usually just follows the US like a sheep
AC> follow the leader of the flock!
In order for the flock to follow the leader, the leader has to lead.
Perhaps even a flock of sheep is capable of developing new leadership
when it discovers it's being led and the wrong direction, and Canada
is certainly *not* a nation of sheep. I wouldn't sell Canada short
AC> As down as Dave is on his country's government and scientists and
AC> their possible GMO sentiments, I would like to remind him of the
AC> tremendous efforts they took to NOT knuckle under the Monsanto
AC> thumb when push came to shove over the rBGH/BST issue. Thank
AC> goodness for all of the Canadians who brought the light to shine
AC> on the cockroaches in Monsanto and the USDA.
AC> Hang in there!! It's not over yet.
AC> Allen Moody
Exactly. Well said, Allen.
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