[permaculture] [SANET-MG] Fw: The Economist Poll

Pamela Sherman pamsher123 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 18:27:39 EST 2010


The link worked when I did it (the anti-GMO voice was winning then) but the
people I sent it to have told me they can't get on. I didn't see where to
access it from Economist website. Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Pam

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 12:13 PM, carolyn anderson <cschampagne at gmail.com>wrote:

> Just looked at this and the vote looks like it's the other way around.  53%
> against; 47% for.  Check it out and keep voting!  The larger the margin,
> the
> louder the trumpet call.
>
> Thanks for sending.
> Carolyn
>
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Amy Little <amylittle at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
>
> > This is for all of you who are opposed to GM crops.
> >
> >
> > The Economist is conducting a BASF sponsored poll - and the pro GMers are
> > winning! Yikes!
> > About 53% YES and 47% NO.
> > See if we can reverse those figures.
> > Have your say - right now before it closes!
> >
> >
> > The message came from GM Watch.
> > http://tinyurl.com/3yk4xj6Paul
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > The Economist has a GM debate sponsored by BASF: "This house believes
> that
> > biotechnology and sustainable agriculture are complementary, not
> > contradictory."
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/3yk4xj6
> >
> > We're currently losing and the debate rounds up in the next 48 hours.
> >
> > Please vote now and vote NO - and tell everyone you know to do the same.
> >
> >
> > Message from Phil Chandler
> >
> > Please - show the GM industry what you think of them with just one click
> -
> > no signup, name or email needed - just go here -
> > http://tinyurl.com/3yk4xj6 and vote AGAINST the motion.
> >
> > I suspect this has been worded in an attempt to ask a 'soft' question,
> > which sounds harmless, so that people will be fooled into agreeing with
> it.
> > But the fact is that GM and sustainable agriculture are NOT compatible,
> or
> > complementary, as the very presence of GM in an open space means that
> > organic and other non-GM crops will inevitably be contaminated. This is
> > happening wherever GM crops are grown, and is well-documented. American
> > farmers who were sold on GM ten years ago are now turning against it -
> > listen to my podcast at http://biobees.libsyn.com for evidence of this.
> >
> > Don't be fooled by industry propaganda: GM crops are TOTALLY INCOMPATIBLE
> > with sustainable agriculture.
> >
> > This is not a definitive survey, but it is run by The Economist and will
> be
> > used by the media as 'evidence' one way or the other.
> >
> > So please, if you care about keeping our food and our bees GM-free - VOTE
> > AGAINST THIS MOTION - http://tinyurl.com/3yk4xj6  - they don't need your
> > name or email address, and it only takes a second.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Phil Chandler
> > www.biobees.com
> >
> >
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