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Enviro-Mich message from Praxis <praxis1986@triton.net>

Contaminating wild germplasm of crops critical to human survival by 
planting GMO crops.

Dear Mr. Wyant, Director Michigan Department of Agriculture

This predictable disaster in Mexico, gene escape from a GMO Crop will 
happen in Michigan. It will happen soon in trial plots, if it has not 
happened already or more likely, in the case of canola trials has 
probably already happened with wild mustard relatives and has not yet 
been reported to the public or elected officials. Please consider more 
public comment and oversight of GMO testing and planting in Michigan 
before more predictable disasters happen, another planting season is 
almost upon us.


Patrick D. McKown

Samuel M DeFazio

Jean E. McKown,


2723 116th ave.

Allegan, MI 49010 praxis@allegan.net 616-673-2793


Oaxaca is the global center of corn genetic diversity and home to the 
commercial strains of corn grown throughout the world. But this 
diversity has recently been all but wiped out by an 
invasion-of-the-body-snatchers like introgression from foreign seed 
companies. And so we ask: What happened to the missing maize of Mexico?

This Saturday morning at 9am Pacific on AM 1080 KSCO and AM 1340 KOMY, 
the Saturday Food Chain with Michael Olson hosts University of 
California Biologist Dr. Ignacio Chapela for a conversation about the 
apparent genetic re-engineering of native Mexican corn.

Topics will include a brief overview of native corn and its importance 
to world corn production; how Chapelas studies revealed that, in spite 
of its being illegal, transgenic corn was found growing in 15 of 22 
locations in Oaxaca and Puebla; and whether the legal precedents now 
being established in Canada will grant ownership of all that 
re-engineered Mexican corn to the patent-holders of the transgenic genes.

Listeners are invited to call the live program with questions and 
comments at 831-479-1080 or 831-477-1340. If you are unable to listen to 
the California radio stations YOU CAN LISTEN to the Saturday Food Chain 
streamed live or recorded as an archive whenever and wherever you want 
by logging on the radio page at http://www.metrofarm.com

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