[permaculture] [Fwd: [SANET-MG] Something in the Water]

Robyn Francis erda at nor.com.au
Mon Feb 22 16:35:51 EST 2010

I watched Pert 2 of this last night. The particular eucalyptus tree creating
the toxins in these plantation planting in Tasmania is "genetically
enhanced". The same species from natural forests in Victoria don't cause the
same toxicity. It appears its something to do with the "genetic
enhancement", though the researchers have not been given details of what the
enhancement entails, - "faster growing" was all the info they got from the
company. I'm wondering if they're the same genetically engineered species
that is being proposed for wide-spread planting in the USA.

On 23/02/10 1:45 AM, "Lawrence F. London, Jr." <venaurafarm at bellsouth.net>

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [SANET-MG] Something in the Water
> Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:13:15 +1100
> From: Chris Alenson <oas at ALPHALINK.COM.AU>
> Aired on Australian ABC a fascinating tale of toxicity from a catchment
> area draining a GE monocultural forest plantation. Water originating
> from this area has high toxicity from what appears to be decaying
> vegetation derived from the eucalypt tree plantations. There may be
> synergistic effects from chemicals also applied to these plantations.
> The GP and scientist investigating this case have pleaded with the
> Tasmanian government to investigate this issue further. The transcript :
> http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2007/s2827178.htm
> Chris Alenson
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