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August 6, 2000


New York, Ho, BBC, Stossel


Can anyone out there supply a list?


Subj: Re: NY Bill, Novartis, Kosher law, NY Times
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 4:15:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: "Charles J. Arntzen"

>If you live in New York you may want to call your local congressman about
>this. A New York State Senate hearing is supposedly scheduled for
>September 13th, and expert witnesses are needed.

I'm really glad you are announcing this. But, it would help if you
would list phone or e-mail addresses for NY congressman. Or, a web
page that tells how to find them. A lot of people will be well
intended, but won't take the time to follow up without "lowering the
eNergy barrier".


Charles J. Arntzen
President and CEO
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc.
Tower Road, Ithaca NY 14850
Phone: 607-254-1301 Fax: 607-254-6779
e-mail: cja7@cornell.edu
Assistant: Elaine Benjamin (ewb6@cornell.edu)
Web site: http://bti.cornell.edu/

Subj: Re: NY Bill, Novartis, Kosher law, NY Times
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 10:12:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Ray and June Shillito

There was an attempt to get something on the ballot in Colorado, but I do
not know whether they were successful. We must asume not yet due to no
press release.

Ray Shillito

At 08:21 PM 8/4/00 -0000, you wrote:

>AgBioView - http://www.agbioworld.org, http://agbioview.listbot.com
>Date: Aug 04 2000 15:16:47 EDT
>From: "Tim Bubar"
>Subject: Re: New York State Bill A09871

>Does anyone know if there are other U.S. states considering legislation of
>this type?

Subj: Re: Activist Target Brazil
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 11:31:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Roger Morton

I see Ho is still lying about the makeup of the signers of her open
letter. As I noted before - at least 85 of the people who have signed her
letter are not scientists


I am a scientist who visited Brazil not so long ago to speak at the
>International Seminar on Biodiversity Law, and am among the 333 scientists
>from 39 countries who have signed an Open Letter to All Governments
>calling for a global moratorium on GMOs on grounds that there is already
>sufficient evidence for actual and potential hazard.
>Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
>Director, Institute of Science in Society

Opinons expressed in this posting are personal and do not reflect the
position of my employer.

Subj: BBC correct URL for voting
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 3:11:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Roger Morton

The originally posted URL just gave you the results. This one is the
voting page.


Subj: Article published on August 4
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 9:00:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: "Dominique Robert"

We have read a copy of an article by Steven Milloy in the August 4, 2000
issue of Wahsington Post about Greenpeace petition to cancel the
registrations of biotech plants. We would like to request permission to
reproduce that in our web site, or better, link that particular article.

Please inform me whether this would be possible.

Thank you and regards

Mrs D. Robert

American Soybean Association
Rue du Luxembourg 16 b
1000 Brussels - Belgium
Tel : +32.02.548.93.85 (D. Robert - Direct Line)
Fax: +32.02.502.68.66

Date: Aug 04 2000 20:25:04 EDT
From: Charles Benbrook
Subject: Why Stossel Has Been Targeted

AgBioView -- I respect the views of Tom DeGregori and his right to express
them, but he, and perhaps others on this list obviously miss completely
why Stossel's credibility and career with ABC News is no doubt in grave
jeopardy, if not history, and why ABC News will almost certainty return to
this issue with a very forthright correction and apology. Stossel and
Avery have a right to demonize organics; they do and try their best. The
issue is lying on camera before a national audience on a respected news
program, even after some of the most serious errors in the broadcast were
fully documented to ABC News management. The issue for ABC is that it's
reputation has been sullied by the lousy job they did checking on
Stossel's work on their behalf. The two consultants who did the testing
for ABC have
totally confirmed the truth of the basic charges against Stossel: there
were no produce tests comparing pesticide residues in con. versus
organics; and, the only data comparing residues by production system
showed residues in the conventional and natural samples (all of 4 tested,
I think 3 were positive), and none in the 2 organic samples.

Don't believe me? Read the whole tale, including full, original text of
the key letters exchanged with ABC News at --


Members of this list are quick to criticize others who, in their view,
distort scientific information. What about making it up and lying about
the little data you have?

Chuck Benbrook

Charles Benbrook CU FQPA site www.ecologic-ipm.com
Benbrook Consulting Services Ag BioTech InfoNet www.biotech-info.net
5085 Upper Pack River Road IPM site www.pmac.net
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
208-263-5236 (Voice) 208-263-7342 (Fax)

Date: Aug 05 2000 21:26:42 EDT
From: Ray and June Shillito
Subject: Re: Blood, sweat and tears

It is great sending out formateed papers, but if it is done in .rtf format
we can all read them in teh format they are sent. One should not assume
that Microsoft Word latest version has a complete monopoly.


Ray Shillito

At 12:44 PM 8/2/00 +0100, you wrote: >AgBioView -
http://www.agbioworld.org, http://agbioview.listbot.com > > >Dear Prakash
> >enclosed I sent you my paper - looking forward to see you one of these
days >I remain > >yours sincerely > >Klaus M. Leisinger