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>> If Mr Amstutz decides to plant GMOs do the Iraqis >> get a choice? >Probably not - but if it's in their interest I don't >mind as much. > >Alun Harford We are not about to resolve the issues of GMO here -- and they are debatable, with competent people, including scientists, on both sides. Even if GMOs turn out not to be biologically harmful (and for me the question is *far* from settled) the economic consequences alone, of limiting markets where people oppose them must be considered. There is also the issue of the cost of eliminating/contaminating nearby species, which has already happened. Keep in mind that scientists have often been wrong: science is a method, not a royal road to absolute truth. But the real issue is: do Iraqis get a choice? Neither you nor I nor Mr. Amstutz, nor anyone else has the right to make the decisions for Iraq. Only the Iraqis themselves have the right to determine what is in their interest -- once GMOs are introduced it is probably impossible to eliminate them, especially considering the amount of chaos there. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk