Monday, July 27, 2015

GE crop ban not science fantasy -- letter, Southland Times



Federated Farmers have used their invitation to speak at the recent Local Government conference to attack the Northland council that voted "no" to genetically-engineered crops in its region.

Good on that council, I say, and shame on Federated Farmers' president Dr William Rolleston for accusing it of "scientific fantasy" in making its decision.

Voting to keep farming safe, sensible and in the hands of farmers, rather than genetic engineers is not "scientific fantasy", Dr Rolleston, it's a considered and sensible action taken to protect the farmers of Northland and the environment they work in.

My hope is the councils in Southland will make the same considered and sensible decision here.

Robert Guyton

Riverton

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