Thought this selection of coverage on this topic from /The Daily Gist/
might interest some of you.
Tempers are flaring in Europe this week as hundreds of farmers in England,
France, Germany, and Sweden have found out that they unwittingly planted
genetically modified (GM) rapeseed oil crops, after a seed company
accidentally included a small amount of GM seeds in bags sold to the
farmers over the past two years. Many Europeans are adamantly opposed to GM
foods; hence, the uproar. Enviro groups say the mistake shows the need for
a complete ban on GM plants, and they are calling for the contaminated
fields to be destroyed and restitution paid by the seed company, Advanta.
The British government is being accused of a cover-up because the
agriculture minister knew about the seed mix-up a month ago but didn't make
the information public. On Wednesday, Prince Charles spoke out against GM
technology in a BBC Radio address.
straight to the source: London Independent, Paul Waugh, 05.18.00
straight to the source: Washington Post, T.R. Reid, 05.19.00
straight to the source: New York Times, Donald G. McNeil Jr., 05.19.00
catch it only in Grist: Prince Charles' organic standards -- a cartoon by
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