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Re: RSBP and English Nature



RSPB wants three year ban on GM crops. Farmer's Guardian (UK) Nov 6th 98.


The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has expressed concern that
the use of genetically modified crops might exacerbate the decline in
farmland birds caused by pesticide use and other factors associated with
modern farming.

"Science seems to have been in the debate over geneticallt modified crops
and wildlife," said Graham Wynne, RSPB chief executive.

"Any reasonable assessment of the enviromental safety of these crops will
require a minimum of three years, but the government seems determined to
permit the release of the crops after only one year.

"The fact that Monsanto has now resorted to blaming cats for the decline in
farmland birds simply adds to the impression that it is only the
enviromental groups who are putting forward arguments based on Science."

"The RSPB maintains an open mind on the likely enviromental impacts of GM
crops, but nobody can come to an informed decision without scientific
facts".

"The Government should accept the minimum requirements for testing
enviromental safety and ensure there is no commercial release of these
crops for three years."

Date: Sun, 8 Nov 1998 19:17:59 +0000
Message-Id: <E0zcaLV-0002oC-00@post.mail.demon.net>
From: jim@niall7.demon.co.uk
Subject: RSPB wants three year ban on GM crops.
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http://www.redpepper.org.uk/xgenes.html

scroll to the middle.


<!---------------     Daniel Swartz said     --------------->

>>Hi folks,
>> 
>>I heard that the UK Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and English 
>>Nature have called for a moratoriom on GMOs; and they have said that 
>>GMOs pose a danger for birds.
>>
>>Does anyone have any press on this???
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Dan

Subject: Re: RSBP and English Nature
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 98 15:45:35 -0800
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