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    Please send as far and wide as possible. Thanks, Robert Sterling Editor, The Konformist http://www.konformist.com MEETING MARCH 8: NEW SENATE BILL: THE
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      Please send as far and wide as possible.

      Thanks,

      Robert Sterling
      Editor, The Konformist
      http://www.konformist.com


      MEETING MARCH 8:
      NEW SENATE BILL: THE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT, S. 2080!

      Petition to Place the Issue of Mandatory GE Labeling on the Ballot in
      California, November 2000 Update

      State Bill Introduced to Require Safety Tests on Fluoride!

      Terminator 2 Years Later: Suicide Seeds on the Fast Track

      US Toddlers Being Drugged With Prozac & Ritalin At Soaring Rates

      More On Stossel's 20/20 Hatchet Job of Organic Foods


      The battle to require the labelling of genetically engineered foods has
      reached a state of critical mass: while a petition to place the issue of
      mandatory labeling on the November 2000 California Ballot failed to get the
      413,000 signatures to qualify, a Senate Bill (introduced by California's
      Barbara Boxer) has been introduced to require the labeling of genetically
      engineered foods. This, combined with a California Assembly Bill to require
      that fluoride added to water not be hazardous industrial waste - which,
      incidentally, is the case in 90% of all fluoridated water in the country,
      including Los Angeles - shows that the widespread public concerns of GE foods
      and water fluoridation are slowly having an effect on our legislators.

      Also on the agenda:

      Terminator 2 Years Later: Suicide Seeds on the Fast Track

      "Weve continued right on with work on the Technology Protection System
      [Terminator]. We never really slowed down. Were on target, moving ahead
      to commercialize it. We never really backed off." - Harry Collins,
      Delta & Pine Land Seed Co., January, 2000

      Despite mounting opposition from national governments and United
      Nations agencies, work on Terminator and Traitor (genetic trait control)
      moves full speed ahead. After Monsanto and AstraZeneca publicly vowed
      not to commercialize suicide seeds in 1999, governments and civil
      society organizations were lulled into thinking that the crisis had
      passed. Nothing could be further from the truth. Last year AstraZeneca
      conducted its first field trial on genetic trait control technology in
      the UK. According to industry sources, it is not the first company to
      conduct field tests. Can commercialization be far behind?


      US Toddlers Being Drugged With Prozac & Ritalin At Soaring Rates
      MSNBC News Services
      http://www.msnbc.com/news/373292.asp
      2-23-2000

      The number of preschoolers in the United States being
      prescribed antidepressants and stimulants soared in
      the mid-1990s, despite limited knowledge about the
      effects of such drugs on young children, according to
      a study published Tuesday.

      The number of 2- to 4-year-olds on psychiatric drugs
      including Ritalin and anti-depressants like Prozac
      soared 50 percent between 1991 and 1995.


      More On Stossel's 20/20 Hatchet Job of Organic Foods

      An article in the March Issue of the Whole Life Times effectively debunks the
      20/20 - John Stossel hatchet job of the organic food industry. A
      presentation of the article and the evidence.


      The March 8 evening meeting is hosted by supporters of the Great Boycott
      targeting the worldleading producers and exporters of pesticides, genetically
      engineered foods, and toxic wastes: Monsanto, Du Pont, Dow, Novartis, Imperial
      Chemical Industries, Rhone Poulenc, Bayer, and Hoechst.

      Meet at 7:30 PM
      Wild Oats at Corner of 5th and Wishire in Santa Monica

      Call the Great Boycott number:
      310/281-1927.

      USA Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~alto/boycott.html


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