GENTECH archive 8.96-97


Re[2]: Survey Shows Americans Want Labels On Genetically Alt

Hmmm, now where do you suppose a mule or beefalo fit in your scheme of things ??

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Subject: Re: Survey Shows Americans Want Labels On Genetically Altere
Author: at MU-Internet
Date:    3/25/97 6:25 PM

In the survey, as previously posted, 
Novartis tried to confuse and obfuscate the
difference between crossbreeding and hybridization 
by using the term "bioengineering."
This is a vague artificial category whereby the 
chemical companies are trying to blur the clear 
distinction between traditional
reproductive crossbreeding
and the new radical techniques of
cross-species genetic engineering.
This is very intentional on their part.
They want to argue that cross species genetic 
engineering of food is the same thing as
traditional reproductive crossbreeding that has been going 
on since time immemorial.
Genetic engineering is actually a new and radical technology 
of dubious "benefit" for consumers.
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