[diggers350] FW: GMO on COE land?
tipiglen at dircon.co.uk
Wed Feb 9 21:39:18 GMT 2000
> GM Crops on Church land
> > The Church of England is likely to decide around the middle of February
> > whether or not to allow the growing of GM crops at test sites on its
> > cannot be complacent about this. In 1998, the C of E invested 37M in GM
> > companies such as Astra-Zeneca and Novartis and it is under heavy
> > from the biotech industry and the Government to host GM test sites.
> > Obviously, if the Church agrees to do so, this will appear to give
> > endorsement to the current
> > trials and the general principle of GM in food and farming, and it will
> > significant propaganda victory for the biotech industry.
> > There is still time to write, politely urging that the proposal should
> > rejected. You can do so by email to:
> > Mrs Claire Foster (Assistant Secretary, Board for Social
> > Church
> > of England)
> > <claire.foster at c-of-e.org.uk>
> > and/or
> > Mr Antony Hardy (Church Commissioners)
> > <tony.hardy at c-of-e.org.uk>
> > Thanks a lot.
> > Best wishes,
> > Martin.
> > (Scarborough Against Genetic Engineering)
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