I had trouble posting a comment on subject
"Firms Seek Patents on ?Climate Ready? Altered Crops"
It kept bouncing with a strange error message. So I am
creating a new message quoting part of the original.
(Union of Concerned Scientists)
From the above URL
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was founded with the
simple yet profound charge "to protect human health and the
environment." Yet a new UCS survey of scientists at the agency reveals
that challenges from industry lobbyists and some political leaders
have led to the suppression and distortion of EPA scientific
findings--to the detriment of both science and the health of our
nation. In the report Interference at the EPA, we propose steps to
ensure the integrity of future agency research."
I wish you luck, you brave scientists. The EPA may have been
founded as the "Environmental Protection Agency", but in the
last 7-1/2 years has effectively functioned as the "Environmental
BTW: EPA was founded in 1970, during the Nixon administration.
It's illuminating to note that, despite the awful things that happened
under both Nixon and Johnson, there were a number of very important
laws passed to better the lives of human beings. Contrast that with
Reagan, where only money and corporate interests counted.
Don't bother contrasting with the current crop of criminals!
Will things change after next November? Stay tuned.
Think of your children and grandchildren...do not be deceived by
rhetoric...look at the record of one certain candidate and then at his