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Re: Round up resistant plants

Yes, I saw that cbs refused to air the Moveon commercial.  I was hoping to
see it since it won't show on my computer.  They said it was airing on CNN,
but I don't get CNN.  Apparently CBS views moveon's commercial as too
controversial, political, etc.  and has a policy against that during the
Superbowl.  Since there is no way I'd subject myself to the Superbowl, I'd
have taped the whole thing so I could FF to the commercial, but even doing
that could prove difficult.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Round up resistant plants

> I'm trying to catch up on all the 900 messages from the last 2 weeks
> Birthday, Gene - sounds like it was a wonderful day!!!)... forgive me if
> what I post has already been said.
> The scary thing to me about this is it means wider and wider user of
> amounts of glyphosate as a weeding method, not just a clearing method, and
> the associated destruction of everything it touches that hasn't been
> genetically engineered to be resistant.  Probably is already common and
> just not aware, but this really seems like a bad thing for genetic
> and on-going survival of non-cultivated plant life.
> Anybody else see that CBS has censored the moveon.org winning commercial -
> they can buy the time slot during the superbowl but cbs won't air the
> commercial.
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 1:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Round up resistant plants
> > Article:
> > Are Roundup-ready ornamentals in our future? Cotton and soybean
> > genetically engineered for resistance to glyphosate (Roundup herbicide)
> > have become row-crop industry norms. However, the nursery/landscape
> > industries have been slower to incorporate such technology into turf and
> > ornamentals. This is changing, as Monsanto and Scotts Co. have filed a
> > petition to approve a creeping bentgrass genetically engineered to
> > Roundup damage. If this plant is approved, and becomes accepted by the
> > public, one could only guess that genetically engineered ornamentals
> > follow.
> > http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/news/2004/01/bentgras_brs.html
> >
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