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Activists & Scholars Demand that Cuba Renounce Transgenics

Activists & Scholars Demand that Cuba Renounce Transgenics
July 4, 2013
Dmitri Prieto

HAVANA TIMES — Last Saturday, a group of activists and scholars from
different nations who describe themselves as “friends of the Cuban
revolution” issued an “Open Letter to the Cuban People” with warnings
about the use of transgenic plant species in agriculture.

The letter – circulated via e-mail – calls for an “exhaustive public
discussion” on agricultural practices based on the use of genetically
modified organisms and the implementation of these practices in Cuba.

The signatories feel that the repercussions of using such technologies
are unpredictable, “unplannable and potentially dangerous to human
health and Cuba’s delicate ecological balance” and that Cuba ought to
renounce their use entirely.

Those who signed the open letter, from the USA, Cuba and Spain, declare
themselves opponents of the use of genetically engineered organisms in
their own countries.

The response of the Cuban government to the open letter is not yet known.

It is significant that the letter addresses the Cuban people directly
and not any of the country’s institutions.

The group who issued the letter includes participants to a recently
concluded symposium, “Socialist Renewal and Capitalist Crisis”, held at
the University of Havana.

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Source: “Scholars question the use of transgenics in Cuban agriculture”
- http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=95840

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