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The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World

Major damming report on GM Crops and GMO'S released by independent Scientists without corporate ties.

This article can be found on the I-SIS website at http://www.i-sis.org.uk/ispr-summary.php

Dear All,                  

A major damming report on GM Crops and GMO'S has just been released by independent Scientists without corporate ties.
Here is Michigan public officials and learning institutions make absurd, insupportable safety claims for this technology, trivialize risks, and completely  ignore many warnings from concerned Michigan residents.  The gung ho support for industrial agriculture (chemical biocide use, genetic engineering of the food supply-plants and animals and repression of more sustainable strategies such as biological control) by the 3-PM division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Michigan State University, and Michigan State University Extension goes on unrelentingly, is deeply disturbing and needs to be questioned by the public that it claims that it is serving.  If you hold an opinion on this subject please let your elected officials know.

The reason in large part that this technology is advancing is that safer more sustainable, more affordable technology is being


Samuel M.DeFazio
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Members of the Independent Science Panel on GM

Prof. Miguel Altieri
Professor of Agroecology, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dr. Michael Antoniou
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Genetics, GKT School of Medicine, King's College, London.

Dr. Susan Bardocz
Biochemist, formerly Rowett Research Institute, Scotland

Prof. David Bellamy OBE
Internationally renowned botanist, environmentalist, broadcaster, author and campaigner; recipient of number awards; President & Vice President of many conservation and environmental organisations.

Dr. Elizabeth Bravo V.
Biologist, researcher and campaigner on biodiversity and GMO issues; co-founder of Acción Ecológica; part-time lecturer at Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Ecuador.

Prof. Joe Cummins
Professor Emeritus of Genetics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Stanley Ewen
Consultant Histopathologist at Grampian University Hospitals Trust; formerly Senior Lecturer in Pathology, University of Aberdeen; lead histopathologist for the Grampian arm of the Scottish Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Project.

Edward Goldsmith
Recipient of the Right Livelihood and numerous awards, environmentalist, scholar, author and Founding Editor of The Ecologist.

Dr. Brian Goodwin
Scholar in Residence, Schumacher College, England.

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
Co-founder and Director of the Institute of Science in Society; Editor of Science in Society; Science Advisor to the Third World Network and on the Roster of Experts for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; Visiting Reader, Open University, UK and Visiting Professor of Organic Physics, Catania University, Sicily, Italy.

Prof. Malcolm Hooper
Emeritus Professor at the University of Sunderland; previously, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sunderland Polytechnic; Chief Scientific Advisor to the Gulf War Veterans.

Dr. Vyvyan Howard
Medically qualified toxico-pathologist, Developmental Toxico-Pathology Group, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Liverpool; Member of the UK Government's Advisory Committee on Pesticides.

Dr. Brian John
Geomorphologist and environmental scientist; Founder and long-time Chairman of the West Wales Eco Centre; one of the coordinating group of GM Free Cymru

Prof. Marijan Jošt
Professor of Plant Breeding and Seed Production, Agricultural College Križevci, Croatia.

Lim Li Ching
Researcher, Institute of Science in Society and Third World Network; deputy-editor of Science in Society.

Dr. Eva Novotny
Astronomer and campaigner on GM issues for Scientists for Global Responsibility, SGR

Prof. Bob Orskov OBE
Head of the International Feed Resource Unit in Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland; Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, FRSE; Fellow of the Polish Academy of Science.

Dr. Michel Pimbert
Agricultural ecologist and Principal Associate, International Institute for Environment and Development.

Dr. Arpad Pusztai
Private consultant; formerly Senior Research Fellow at the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland.

David Quist
Microbial ecologist, Ecosystem Science Division, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Dr. Peter Rosset
Agricultural ecologist and rural development specialist; Co-director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First), Oakland, California, USA.

Prof. Peter Saunders
Professor of Applied Mathematics at King's College, London.

Dr. Veljko Veljkovic
AIDS virologist, Center for Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, VINCA, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Roberto Verzola
Secretary-General, Philippine Greens, Member of the Board of Trustees, PABINHI (a sustainable agriculture network), Coordinator, SRI-Pilipinas (network of advocates for the System of Rice Intensification).

Dr. Gregor Wolbring
Biochemist, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Adjunct Assistant Professor for bioethical issues, University of Calgary; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Alberta; Founder and Executive Director, International Center for Bioethics, Culture and Disability; Founder and Coordinator, International Network on Bioethics and Disability

Prof. Oscar B. Zamora
Professor of Agronomy, Department of Agronomy, University of the Philippines Los Banos-College of Agriculture (UPLB-CA), College, Laguna, The Philippines.

Independent Science Panel Report released 15 June 2003