Monday, March 05, 2007

Not In My Backyard

When reading the following extract from The Independent, remember one simple thing:

Your Government is lobbied by Monsanto every single day to allow their products to be widely distributed, without impediment. Is this really the sort of company that should be allowed to do business in the UK?

Genetically modified potatoes developed by Monsanto, the multinational biotech company, have been fed to sick patients in an experiment. Rats that ate similar potatoes in the research suffered reductions in the weight of their hearts and prostate glands.

Dr Michael Antoniou, reader in molecular genetics at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, said use of humans was "irresponsible and totally unethical, especially when already ill subjects were enrolled. These people truly were guinea pigs." Other scientists said the trials were too short, on too few people, to give meaningful results of long-term effects.

So do you want Monsanto in the UK?