You may find
a story on Dr. Patrick Moore, ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace
on our website.
we learned his Comments to the New Zealand Royal Commission on Genetic Modification:
"The campaign of fear now being waged against genetic modification is based
largely on fantasy and a complete lack of respect for science and logic....
Genetic modification can reduce the chemical
load in the environment, reduce the impact on non-target species, and reduce
the amount of land required for food crops. There are so
many real benefits from genetic modification compared to the largely hypothetical
and contrived risks that it would be foolish to ban genetic modification.
from internal shakings nevertheless the pseudoreligious dogma wins:
See the mail from: Emma Gibson <Emma.Gibson@uk.greenpeace.org>
sent on Monday, February 12, 2001, 1:02 PM:
You will/may have
read some disturbing reports in this Saturday's
papers (the Times, Telegraph & Indy) to the extent
that Greenpeace either approves of the «moral goals
of GM rice» or that Greenpeace will not take part
in any action or protest over GM rice trials (which
are happening in the Philippines). These reports
are based on a press conference in France where
a Greenpeace spokesperson was extensively quoted.
There is, however, no truth in these statements!
Greenpeace policy has not
changed. Neither the moral nor the environmental
issues have changed. Greenpeace is against any release
of GM into the environment because of the potential
risks; and Greenpeace reserves its right to take
action to prevent any such release".
However, another problems are arising (May 11, 2001):
Activists from Greenpeace Spain have locked themselves
in their headquarters in order to protest the new management team. The former
head of Greenpeace Spain alleges that the new director is not "impartial"
and that he has begun a "witch hunt". Gerd Leipold, executive director of
Greenpeace International has given his full support to the new management
team of Greenpeace Spain. The activists have been occupying their offices
and hallways since around 6 p.m. yesterday.