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Saturday, September 01, 2007

GM Crops produce more trouble than food.

More and more countries and individuals are questioning the wisdom of testing GM crops in open field trials which would inevitably cause these modified crops to spread beyond the test fields. Only a very few would benefit to the detriment of the majority of humanity. No long-term, unbiased testing on the health and safety of these crops on human and animal life and on the environment have been undertaken.
clipped from etna.mcot.net
BANGKOK, Aug 27 (TNA) – Nine tonnes of papaya were dumped at the gates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives on the capital's stately Rajdamnoen Avenue Monday in protest of the ministry's plan to promote fruit allegedly grown as genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Ms. Nutthawipa charged the ministry's promotion of GMO papaya was merely aimed to help a few firms at the cost of the country's fruit exports, because world markets will not accept GMO products.
Rice Exporters Association chief Chukiat Ophatwong urged the government to call off all research and development projects on any GMO product because it would impact rice and other farm commodities bound for world export markets. (TNA)-E008
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