A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Letter of the day.....

Here is a seminal letter from Dr. Paul Rylott in today's The Daily Telegraph (May 20), explaining why some 'environmentalist' (NB. not 'environmental') organisations may be dangerous for the environment:
"Sir, Greenpeace has slammed soya-bean farmers of the Mato Grosso region of Brazil for the massive deforestation in the Amazon basin.

The region, a recent newcomer to soya growing, has become an area of choice for Europeans wanting to source non-GM soya, and this demand has contributed to the deforestation. The demand was stimulated by Greenpeace and its supporters, who claimed that growing GM would benefit only biotechnology companies.

Meanwhile, in the rest of the world, consumers of GM soya can rest easy in the knowledge that their produce comes not from virgin rainforest, but from age-old US soya fields that are now farmed using less pesticide than ever before."

In the immortal words of Basil Brush: "Boom! Boom!"

Philip, "I want the right to buy GM soya. That is the ethical choice." Tea first though.

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