EF! Fined $1million in Idaho
brshears at whale.st.usm.edu
Thu Nov 14 09:46:11 EST 1996
bds at ipp-garching.mpg.de (Bruce Scott TOK ) wrote for all to see:
>charliew (charliew at hal-pc.org) wrote:
>Ahhh, maybe now you will comment consistenly on those attempts by
>Monsanto et al to subvert the wishes of the majority of the World's
>consumers, that genetically altered foodstuffs should be clearly
>labelled, or at minimum those who _don't_ alter food should be able to
>clearly label _that_.
How will you define "genetically altered". I planted and grew some
tomatoes this year, and some peppers. Both had been genetically
altered in an intensive program resulting in a fruit which did not
exist a few years ago. Bought the seeds at Wal-Mart.
When the market sells these fruit, do you think they should be labeled
Personally, I would prefer that, since those people lacking the
relevant information easily frightened will not buy them, thus
lowering my food bill.
"We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic
statements, and make little mention of the doubts we may have.
Each of us has to find a balance between being effective and
- Steven Schneider, proponent of CFC-banning.
"Our Fragile Earth", Discover, Oct. 1987. pg 47
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