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

carolyn anderson cschampagne at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 14:13:31 EST 2010

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.

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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