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GE Crop Sabotage Will Continue in France

GE Crop Sabotage Will Continue in France

Agence France Presse
September 2, 2001

GM crop destruction to continue throughout month, says Bove

PARIS:
Peasants Confederation leader Jose Bove warned Sunday that his group's
destruction of genetically-modified (GM) crops would continue until the end
of the month, despite the use of police to deter demonstrators.
Bove told the French newspaper Journal du Dimanche: "Whatever the methods
of government and what might displease (French premier) Lionel Jospin and the
minister of agriculture, we will continue the destruction of fields sown
with GM crops until the end of September." Agriculture Minister Jean Glavany
had successfully deployed police Saturday in Gironde and Vienne to protect
GM crops.

Bove, who is in Cuba for a conference on the sovereignty of food production,
said he had warned the government in July of his intentions and defended the
destruction as a "citizen's act".

Jospin, who has described the acts as "illegal", said that the perpetrators
might have to answer for their actions before a court.

A confederation spokesman said that demonstrators would target a GM
maize field in Charente-Maritime Sunday.

Recent opinion polls have shown that the French are opposed to GM crop
testing over fears that open-air trials could lead to mutant plants
cross-fertilising non-GM crops.


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