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To: farmfriend
"agroterrorism" - what a gimmick. Just the latest to piggyback on the post-911 bailout orgy.
11 posted on 11/16/2001 1:20:56 PM PST by billybudd
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To: billybudd
A non-gimmick Agroterrorism Czar bump.
12 posted on 11/16/2001 1:21:00 PM PST by doxteve
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To: billybudd
This is a lower profile, but very real threat. PETA says foot-and-mouth disease coming to World Dairy Expo would be positive ,

Just one of many articles on the subject at this great place!

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14 posted on 11/16/2001 1:21:04 PM PST by Balding_Eagle
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To: billybudd
"agroterrorism" - what a gimmick. Just the latest to piggyback on the post-911 bailout orgy.

Bio-crops under attack Militants destroy test plots of genetically modified foods

USA TODAY

Opponents of genetically engineered foods have staged night attacks on university and corporate research sites in at least 18 incidents and seven states since July.

Underground activists have trampled and sheared corn, uprooted sugar beets, stripped the bark from experimental trees, smashed greenhouse windows, damaged vehicles and spray-painted graffiti at research locations in California, Maine, Vermont, Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin and Michigan. . .

How-to guide

One Web site operated by biotech foes contains a detailed how-to guide for would-be crop vandals, advising them on what to wear, how to evade security, what plants to target and when to strike (www.tao.ca/ban/).

"If you care about biological and cultural diversity as opposed to a global corporate monoculture, you should resist genetic engineering," it says.

That hits home with Nancy Oden, of Jonesboro, Maine, who belongs to RAGE, Revolution Against Genetic Engineering. She says her e-mail to hundreds of activists led vandals in August to genetically modified corn at the University of Maine.

The corn was part of an experiment designed to find ways to reduce herbicides from leaching into the soil. Attackers cut or knocked down nearly a 1/2 acre of stalks. "I was hoping someone would do this," Oden says.

She says she does not know who did the damage, but warns: "We are going to kill genetically engineered foods in this country, and we are going to do it any way we have to."
http://www.tao.ca/~ban/200ARusatoday.htm

Nancy Odin is the Green Party official who tussled with security at a Maine airport and was prevented from boarding her flight. Don't underestimate these people. Greens got a couple percent of the vote last election. Not all are dangerous but thousands are. Search around, you'll find their calls to ecoterrorism all over the net.
31 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:57 PM PST by LarryLied
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