GENTECH archive 8.96-97


Re: Andy's bye for now..

I think Andy's comments about the seriousness of the threat of genetically
engineered foods should be heeded. Most people who are working on the issue
realize that labeling is not enough. However, we need to be realistic about
the situation. It is hard enough to get labeling laws; I fear a complete
ban, however worthy, is next to impossible, at least until after some major

What I hope Andy will think about is the relation between genetic
engineering and the environment. I personally consider genetic engineering
to be THE MAJOR THREAT to the environment. Recent research clearly shows the
unprecented and irreversible damage it can cause to major ecosystems and the

Dr Ron Epstein						

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