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> >From List: Biotech Activists (biotech_activists@iatp.org)
> Date Posted: 12/04/1999
> Posted by: mritchie@iatp.org
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> From: "NLP Wessex" <nlpwessex@bigfoot.com>
> To: Undisclosed.Recipients@iatp.org
> Subject: US GM related agronomic problems get worse
> Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1999 12:57:24 -0000
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> Some comments from University of Missouri (MU) Ag Crop Management Conference
> on GM related crop problems (3 December 1999 report):
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> "At no time since the 1960s, when Rachel Carson wrote 'Silent Spring,' have
> we experienced this kind of turmoil. When I look at genetic engineering and
> its implications, I am astounded. I have no idea what the future holds."
> (Tom Payne, dean of the MU College of Food, Agriculture and Natural
> Resources)
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> "I think we can relax a little bit on this GMO issue. We still have some
> choices. Conventional herbicides and soybean varieties are very
> economical...."
>
> "We get called out more and more on drift complaints....part of the increase
> is attributable to the widespread use of Roundup Ready varieties...."
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> "Resistance in weeds is getting worse, not better. Using the same herbicide
> on the same weeds year after year, you have a tendency to develop resistance
> problems." (MU weed scientist Andy Kendig)
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> "We're starting to see the cotton bollworm have increased tolerance to Bt
> cotton. This could be a big problem for us." (MU Extension entomologist
> Michael Boyd)
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