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International Paper Treads Monsanto's Path to 'Frankenforests'

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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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International Paper Treads Monsanto's Path to 'Frankenforests'


www.bloomberg.com

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- International Paper Co., the world’s largest pulp and paper maker, plans to remake commercial forests in the same way Monsanto Co. revolutionized farms with genetically modified crops.

International Paper’s ArborGen joint venture with MeadWestvaco Corp. and New Zealand’s Rubicon Ltd. is seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to sell the first genetically engineered forest trees outside China. The Australian eucalyptus trees are designed to survive f
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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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I wish I could swear on ATS sometimes

Is this what competition is doing?
Resorting to Mosanto tactics?

I guess it was inevitable
But this is playing with nature, it CANNOT be good


Engineered eucalyptus trees could be an ecological disaster, bringing increased fire risk and extraordinary water consumption to a new environment, said Neil J. Carman, an Austin, Texas-based member of the Sierra Club’s genetic engineering committee. Easier-to-pulp trees will be weak, and hurricanes will spread their pollen and contaminate native forests, he said.

“These are Frankenforests,” Carman said. “You are tampering with Mother Nature in a big way by putting genetically engineered trees out there.”


There are most definately risks, not that Mosanto ever cared
But it seems competition is forced to not care as well now

I will now do some research to disect this information

www.bloomberg.com
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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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HX beat you to it the other day...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

A+ for effort



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