GENTECH archive 8.96-97

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Liberal Democrats party in UK opposes GE maize



The Liberal Democrat party in the UK (the third largest party)
has repeated their  call on the Government to ban BT maize under
Article 16 of Directive 90/220 as Austria, Luxembourg and Italy
have done. This appears in a statement of April 15 by  the 
Lib Dem Environmental Spokesperson, Matthew Taylor, and 
ampicillin resistance seems to be the main issue.

It includes the quote:
"This is no time for a cavalier attitude. On an issue as 
fundamental as the food we eat, the consumer deserves a cautions 
and considered approach - not one driven by commercial interests 
alone".

Peter Morris, GE Campaigner, Greenpeace Int, Amsterdam
voice: +31 20 5249529   email: pmorris@ams.greenpeace.org