Vandalism continuesHawaiian GM papaya destroyed

It’s a sad and continuous theme in recent years, months and days as field trials of crops are intentionally destroyed around the world.

Some examples TATT’s pointed out this week are Bt eggplant trials in the Philippines, GM wheat and potato test fields in Germany; and the recent Greenpeacemedia eventdestroying the GM wheat trial in Australia.

Not even the U.S is immune, as someone has destroyed thousands of GM papaya trees in Hawaii. It happened a year ago, and now again this week.

Here are several news items, some with video coverage as noted:

Star-Advertiser (Heinäkuu 20, 2011) - Decapitation of papaya trees unnerves Hawaii isle farmers

Star-Advertiser, Pääkirjoitus (Heinäkuu 21, 2011) – Papaya vandals must be stopped

KHON 2 Uutiset (Heinäkuu 20, 2011) - Police follow new clues in papaya destruction mystery

KITV 4 Uutiset (Heinäkuu 20, 2011) - Vandals Destroy 10 Acres Of Big Island Papayas (Video of news footage, ja slideshow of damage available)

Hawaii News Now, KGMB and KHNL TV (Heinäkuu 20, 2011) - Reward offered in Big Island papaya vandalism case (video available)

Big Island Video News.com (Heinäkuu 19, 2011) - Puna papaya farms attacked, one year after mass vandalism (also has video from July 2, 2010 destruction)

When it comes to trying to sum up what to think about those who destroy these field test, check out the blog at Reason.com by Ronald Bailey:

Reason.com blogby Ronald Bailey (Heinäkuu 22, 2011) - If You Don’t Want to Be Treated Like aDumb Mum,” Then Stop Acting Like One


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Truth About Trade & Technology Editor

Olemme voittoa tavoittelematon asianajo johtama amerikkalainen maanviljelijä - kapea-alainen, antaa erityisiä - koska tuemme vapaakauppa ja maatalouden biotekniikan.

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