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John Conroy is a TV producer and journalist.<ref>[http://www.anbio.org.br/english/eng17.htm European precaution punishes Brazil], anbio.org website, acc 8 June 2010</ref> He is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental [[LM network]], being on the management committee of [[WORLDwrite]] <ref>"[http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/ScannedAccounts/Ends69/0001060869_ac_20091031_e_c.pdf  WORLDwrite Annual Report 2008/9]", Charity Commission website, accessed 31 May 2010</ref> and having spoken in a [[Spiked]] debate <ref>"[http://web.archive.org/web/20040522084921/www.spiked-online.com/articles/00000006DA79.htm European precaution punishes Brazil]", Spiked website, accessed 31 May 2010</ref>.
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John Conroy is a TV producer and journalist.<ref>[http://www.anbio.org.br/english/eng17.htm European precaution punishes Brazil], anbio.org website, acc 8 June 2010</ref> He is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental [[LM network]], being on the management committee of [[WORLDwrite]] <ref>"[http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/ScannedAccounts/Ends69/0001060869_ac_20091031_e_c.pdf  WORLDwrite Annual Report 2008/9]", Charity Commission website, accessed 31 May 2010</ref> and having spoken in a [[Spiked]] debate <ref>"[http://web.archive.org/web/20040522084921/www.spiked-online.com/articles/00000006DA79.htm European precaution punishes Brazil]", Spiked website, accessed 31 May 2010</ref>.[[File:John_Conroy.jpg|200px|thumb|right|John Conroy]]
  
 
==GM crops==
 
==GM crops==

Revision as of 15:29, 25 April 2011

John Conroy is a TV producer and journalist.[1] He is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network, being on the management committee of WORLDwrite [2] and having spoken in a Spiked debate [3].
John Conroy

GM crops

He previously lived in Brazil, where he was active in lobbying the government to abandon its moratorium on genetically modified (GM) soy, which he said was based on "unknown, hypothetical risks of GM crops" raised by "media scare[s]".[4] His biographical note on the website of the Brazilian biotech association, ANBio, says:

He has spoken on GM at the United Nations University Biotechnology Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Oswaldo Fiocruz Public Health Institute Biosafety Course, and the Brazilian Biotechnology Congress/Latin American Symposium on Biosafety.[5]

In an article on the ANBio website, entitled, "European precaution punishes Brazil", Conroy laments, "As long as the precautionary principle guides UK and EU policy, GM production in countries like Brazil will be paralysed."[6]

Notes

  1. European precaution punishes Brazil, anbio.org website, acc 8 June 2010
  2. "WORLDwrite Annual Report 2008/9", Charity Commission website, accessed 31 May 2010
  3. "European precaution punishes Brazil", Spiked website, accessed 31 May 2010
  4. John Conroy, European precaution punishes Brazil, anbio.org website, acc 8 June 2010
  5. John Conroy, European precaution punishes Brazil, anbio.org website, acc 8 June 2010
  6. John Conroy, European precaution punishes Brazil, anbio.org website, acc 8 June 2010