[ASC-media] Biotechnology moratoriums will not stop development of biotechnology applications

Charles Willock charlesw at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Apr 29 16:27:05 EST 2004


Given that Biotechnology Australia has been pretty gung-ho about
GM food in the past this seems like a partially welcome change 
of tack.

There may however be an additional shift yet.  A colleague has 
pointed out the following link.  Essentially, it amounts to 
using the insight but not the manipulation provided by biotech
tools.  Perhaps that will be more acceptable?

   http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.05/food.html 


Cheers,
Charlesw



On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 09:57:24AM +1000, Young, Janine wrote:
> Biotechnology Australia media release: 29 April 2004 
>  
> Biotechnology moratoriums will not stop development of biotechnology
> applications 
> 
> Moratoriums on the commercial planting of GM canola in most states will
> not necessarily prevent the development of other gene technologies that
> have higher perceived benefits and fewer perceived risks, according to
> Craig Cormick, the Manager of Public Awareness for the Australian
> Government agency, Biotechnology Australia.
>  
> Speaking today at a forum at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional
> Genomics in Adelaide, Mr Cormick said, "There are risks and benefits
> associated with all new technologies, including gene technology, and
> they need to be properly assessed before making decisions about whether
> they are right for Australia."
>
> [...]
>
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