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CropLife really cross with Greenpeace activists who chopped down their wheat patch

By johnboy 14 July 2011 48

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CropLife have released an incandescent statement in the wake of Greenpeace jumping the fence at Ginninderra and whipper snippering a CSIRO’s GMO wheat crop.

Greenpeace today have proven they are more interested in emotional blackmail of parents and spin doctoring than they are in global food security and science based public policy decision making.

CropLife Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Cossey, said today he is disappointed that Greenpeace have imported irresponsible activist activity to Australia. Slamming them as nothing more than intellectually weak troglodytes Mr Cossey said “The vandalism of GM trials is nothing but a short sighted attempt to garner publicity”.

“This is a dark day for Australian science and there can be no justification for this act. This type of activity from Greenpeace is unethical and morally questionable, especially when the world is facing the challenge of global food security”.

“Reckless interference of this kind only delays valuable and essential scientific research. The exact purpose of these independent scientific trials was to assess and analyse the safety and potential of healthier wheat varieties critical to Australia’s agricultural future”.

“It is hypocritical of Greenpeace to demand that governments act on the science of climate change and at the same time demand that government completely ignore and act against the science of biotechnology”.

“Through their luddite destruction of scientific trials Greenpeace have reduced themselves to a 21st Century equivalent of the flat earth society.”

“Regulatory decisions need to be based on proven science, not on Greenpeace’s deception, falsehoods and half truths”, Mr Cossey concluded.

You don’t see language in media releases like that everyday.

[Photo Courtesy Greenpeace slideshow]

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Erg0 4:26 pm 19 Jul 11

madamcholet said :

Noticed this in the SMH today – a missive from chefs about GM wheat. Chefs versus agricultural industry…

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/genetically-modified-wheat-has-no-place-on-the-menu-20110718-1hlhq.html

The phrase “whether or not you agree with their methods” seems to have become code for “I agree with their methods, but it would be imprudent to say that aloud”.

madamcholet 3:08 pm 19 Jul 11

Noticed this in the SMH today – a missive from chefs about GM wheat. Chefs versus agricultural industry…

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/genetically-modified-wheat-has-no-place-on-the-menu-20110718-1hlhq.html

Classified 9:30 am 18 Jul 11

Tooks said :

Classified said :

Tooks said :

Classified said :

johnboy said :

In what fantasy world is canberra the only part of australia where support for greenpeace can be found.

If you hate it so much here mate the highway beckons.

All due respect JB, but that’s not what he said.

Yes it is:

“Canberra is probably the only place in Australia where you would get hard core Leftists (or anybody else) supporting this disgusting action by Greenpeace.”

Disagree. What JB said was that greenpeace had support outside Canberra (which it does). The original comment related to THIS ACTION, not greenpeace in general. Perhaps you go go back and re-read.

Either way, his original comment was inaccurate and stupid.

I was just in a pedantic mood.

Tooks 7:59 am 18 Jul 11

Classified said :

Tooks said :

Classified said :

johnboy said :

In what fantasy world is canberra the only part of australia where support for greenpeace can be found.

If you hate it so much here mate the highway beckons.

All due respect JB, but that’s not what he said.

Yes it is:

“Canberra is probably the only place in Australia where you would get hard core Leftists (or anybody else) supporting this disgusting action by Greenpeace.”

Disagree. What JB said was that greenpeace had support outside Canberra (which it does). The original comment related to THIS ACTION, not greenpeace in general. Perhaps you go go back and re-read.

Either way, his original comment was inaccurate and stupid.

Classified 7:40 am 18 Jul 11

Tooks said :

Classified said :

johnboy said :

In what fantasy world is canberra the only part of australia where support for greenpeace can be found.

If you hate it so much here mate the highway beckons.

All due respect JB, but that’s not what he said.

Yes it is:

“Canberra is probably the only place in Australia where you would get hard core Leftists (or anybody else) supporting this disgusting action by Greenpeace.”

Disagree. What JB said was that greenpeace had support outside Canberra (which it does). The original comment related to THIS ACTION, not greenpeace in general. Perhaps you go go back and re-read.

madamcholet 2:54 pm 17 Jul 11

vg said :

madamcholet said :

Yes it s the same Matthew Cossey who worked at the Labor Party and at Raytheon, the weapons manufacturer.

So in your world he should be employed for life with the 1 employer….and what else do Raytheon make. Will make it easy, check their homepage

I didn’t really have a point to make – A) just answering the question about is it the same MC who worked for the Labor Party, B) adding more information and C) perhaps making the point that they are all guns for hire at the end of the day and that the word of one person from one organisation is always going to be the party line. Maybe we should consider all information before making a judgement.

dr phil 7:47 am 17 Jul 11

GP must have a good OH&S policy. Look at the PPE. SAFETY FIRST. Gone are the days of the 60’s were the person would have been in a bandanna, singlet top torn jeans and holding a peace sign.

vg 12:00 am 17 Jul 11

madamcholet said :

Yes it s the same Matthew Cossey who worked at the Labor Party and at Raytheon, the weapons manufacturer.

So in your world he should be employed for life with the 1 employer….and what else do Raytheon make. Will make it easy, check their homepage

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