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Re: 100% Total Worldwide Ban of Genetically Engineered Foods, May 1, 1999 Update

Dear Mr. Wengraf,
I fully agree with your suggestion on having a test done by a reliable person
that both sides could trust, and to my mind also should be around during  the
testing process.
Wytze de Lange

David Wengraf wrote:

> Where did this executive summary originate? Was it Monsanto, Friends Of The
> Earth, or an independent body?
> I think the most serious problem here is the lack of unbiased information.
> The information in the post from Mr Ligotti, although it may be totally
> correct, has been delivered in a way designed to scare readers, especially
> the points below.
> I don't want to be rude to anyone, but wouldn't it be a good idea to pause
> for a second or two, take a deep breath, and get some reliable tests done by
> someone who both sides of this debate can trust?
> >    The chemical/genetic engineering industry has done this
> >    secretly within the past three years.
> >
> >3.  The chemical/genetic engineering industry claims that
> >    genetically engineered food is just a natural extension
> >    of time-tested crossbreeding and hybridization. Actually this
> >    is a new, experimental, very dangerous, AND radical technology.
> >    The process causes unnatural mutation and combination of
> >    DNA of our food in a manner which excludes nature out of
> >    the process. This means we and our children are now eating
> >    lab-created, mutated and experimental "fake" food. They are
> >    experimenting, not only with us and our children, but with the
> >    entire food chain.
> David Wengraf
> MA Biotechnological Law And Ethics
> Sheffield University, UK
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