|ecoglobe news (16 April 1999)|
179 Cuba Street
Few people know that a Kiwi is not just a nice tasting fruit. Kiwi is
also the proud name for the people of New Zealand, as well as for
"a flightless bird that forages in the dark"
Kiwifruit are abundant and the original New Zealand variety is
very popular overseas. Our counterfooters in Europe are very
food conscious these days. Who can blame them after the Mad
Cow Disease in the UK?
The Kiwifruit Marketing Board rejected genetic engineering
two weeks ago by deciding not to market
genetically engineered kiwifruit.
It is our understanding that the reservations with regard to
genetic engineering are justified. Serious scientific assessment
indicates that GE is potentially extremely dangerous and that
"Risk management" of genetically engineered organisms is an
People make the difference.
edf - ecoglobe provides this space free of charge to the New Zealanders who decided to keep Zespri® GE-FREE.
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