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Royal Society Still Ignoring Scientific Evidence

ISIS Report, 11 March 2002

A critique of the new Royal Society Report, Genetically Modified Plants for Food Use and Human Health – An Update, produced for ISIS by Dr. Sean Lawler is available on ISIS Members website. The Executive Summary is reproduced below.

Executive Summary

The Royal Society Report ( recommends several changes to current GM food safety regulations:

- characteristics used in substantial equivalence assessments should be specified;


Contribution from the Bureau of Plant Industry, Wm. A. Taylor, Chief

United States Department of Agriculture
Farmers' Bulletin #663
Revised Edition
Washington, D.C.
June 5, 1915

By W. W. Stockberger,

Physiologist in Charge of Drug-Plant and Poisonous-Plant Investications

Excerpt from section titled, "The cultivation and handling of drug plants: Cannabis", p. 19.


U.S. Works Up Plan for Using Nuclear Arms

By PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has directed the military to prepare contingency plans to use nuclear weapons against at least seven countries and to build smaller nuclear weapons for use in certain battlefield situations, according to a classified Pentagon report obtained by the Los Angeles Times.


Appeals Court Blocks DEA Rule That Bans Foods Made With Hemp

Reported by Associated Press

Friday, March 08, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a Drug Enforcement Administration rule that bans food made with hemp, a plant related to marijuana.

The agency declared in October that food products containing even trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC — the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana and sometimes in hemp — were banned under the Controlled Substances Act.


Courts Roll Back Clinton Administration Environmental Rules

By William LaJeunesse

Reported by FOX NEWS
Friday, March 08, 2002

LOS ANGELES — Several Clinton administration rules deemed favorable to environmentalists are being reconsidered under court orders that suggest Clinton's Interior Department went too far in passing regulations to protect endangered species.

"I think the courts are rightly stepping in and moving the pendulum to where there is a reasoned, balanced approach," said Richard Jemison, a land developer and homebuilder.

Eternal Treblinka

Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust

By Dr. Charles Patterson

$20 from Lantern Books, 2002
1-800-758-3756 *
ISBN: 1-930051-99-9

Reviewed by Karen Davis, PhD
In memory of the Cypress hens in Florida and Georgia, who were caged, starved, and gassed to death. "This is best for the chickens."--Leroy Coffman, Florida state veterinarian. March 10, 2002


To keep a population in line, wage perpetual war against a vague enemy

by Karen Van Wolferen

Published Mar 10, 2002

Has anyone else following the aftermath of Sept. 11 been struck by the similarity to George Orwell's "1984" -- in which a never-ending, faraway war against ever-changing enemies serves as a rationale for political and social repression?

In the past five months numerous Americans, and not a few Europeans, have not dared speak their minds, and many more have not dared to think things through to a point at which the urge to speak one's mind becomes unbearable.


Poison Pharm Crops Near You

ISIS Report, 7 March 2002

The range of products currently being produced using mammalian genes introduced into crop plants includes vaccines, immune control proteins such as cytokines, growth hormones and enzymes [1, 2]. There have been a number of field trials of pharm crops in North America but it is difficult to determine the full extent of the trials because they are not regulated in the way that genetically modified food crops are.