Monday, July 25, 2005

Postcards from the P├ętrole Epoque IV

GM crops created superweed, say scientists
Modified genes from crops in a GM crop trial have transferred into local wild plants, creating a form of herbicide-resistant "superweed", the Guardian can reveal.
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Emily Diamond, a Friends of the Earth GM researcher, said: "I was shocked when I saw this paper. This is what we were reassured could not happen - and yet now it has happened the finding has been hidden away. This is exactly what the French and Greeks were afraid of when they opposed the introduction of GM rape."

"Whoops."

Trust authority. They in authority have the authority to enforce that trust, if little else. It doesn't pay to fight it.

2 Comments:

At 5:26 PM, July 25, 2005, Blogger WHT said...

Isn't "whoops" something you say when you accidentally step on a banana peel?

 
At 1:56 PM, July 26, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

Yes, and now also, when your intellectual property goes a-wandering.

 

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