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ecoglobe [yinyang] news (2 May1999)

Running away for risk?         [running away]

ecoglobe is focusing on genetic engineering since we think it is one of the major issues that influences "sustainabilitry".

You will notice that we bring predominently articles that critique genetic engineering biotechnology. We do so since we think it is our duty as environmental scientists to help balancing the arguments in the public arena.

Science, Authorities and "market forces" are pushing very hard for a rapid commercial use of GE plants and organisms in agriculture and foods.

However, we think that the release of GE plants and organisms into the environment is still premature. Too many questions remain unanswered and the known risks of a worst-case scenario are simply unacceptable.

We the citizens, which includes the GE scientists, as well as corporate and government management, must proceed with utmost prudence.

It is not a matter of running away for risks.
It is a matter of careful and honest consideration of all aspects of an applied science that still has to prove its harmlessness and real benefits for society.

ecoglobe [yinyang] news (2 May 1999)
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