May 10, 2003 -- CropChoicenews:
From news release. At a special launching conference on
May 10 in London, the Independent Science Panel (ISP) will release
their report, The Case for a GM Free Sustainable World, the strongest,
most complete dossier of evidence ever put together to support their
call for a ban on GM crops and widespread adoption of organic sustainable
agriculture. This is timed to kick off the GM national debate in
the UK and to input into the World Trade Organisation Ministerial
Meeting in Sacramento, California in June 2003. The report has already
attracted considerable international attention.
"We'll give them a case to answer," says Brian John,
geomorphologist and environment scientist, who has been working
closely with the GM Free Cymru campaign. "Those of us who have
looked into the science of GM crops and foods from a community or
consumer perspective have been appalled at the apparent abandonment
of the precautionary principle and at the control exerted over the
scientific agenda by the biotechnology multinationals."
The panel includes Britain botanist, broadcaster, writer and tireless
campaigner for mother earth, David Bellamy OBE, who will lead the
launch of the ISP.
Other speakers include Stanley Ewen, Consultant Histopathologist,
at Grampian University Hospitals Trust; Malcolm Hooper, Emeritus
Professor of Chemical Medicine, University of Sunderland; Vyvyan
Howard, toxipathologist, University of Liverpool; Arpad Pusztai,
formerly senior scientist at Rowett Institute, Scotland, and Gundula
Azeez, Policy Manager, Soil Association.
To read the report go to http://www.i-sis.org.uk/