corn diversity

Ed Coe CoeE at missouri.edu
Sun Oct 21 17:00:52 EST 2001


Forwarded to the maize net.
Ed Coe

sarah and marc imbert  <lesimberts at netpipe.com> wrote:

>I am student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and 
>I am presently researching the bt corn in Mexico.  From what I can 
>gather, Greenpeace has announced that 15/22 tested areas have come 
>up with bt corn.  I fully support maintaining biodiversity but what 
>is the argument for those who support the ge strains?  Is there a 
>way that the un-contaminated corn could be separated and cultivated 
>indoors or in such a way as to preserve it?  That Mexican corn is 
>contaminated can't really be news because it was inevitable as soon 
>as the US started exporting corn to Mexico. Do you have any insights 
>on this issue?  I can't read Spanish, unfortunately, but I am trying 
>to track the history of this issue as it pertains to Mexico.  Thanks 
>very much, Sarah Imbert




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