In Wales the road verges are infested
with strong growing monoculture grasses. In the fifties returners
from the war in North Africa,at the Plant Breeding Station Plas
Goggerdan Aberystwyth collected grasses from the Atlas mountains grew
them with a selective breeding programme. they planted these in open
plots with a radio active source on a pole, then collected seeds and
grew on the resulting mutations, perennial rye grasses and others.
Those shown to excrete chemicals which
inhibited competition were selected and bred.
Later Feeding experiments at the
Ministry at Trawsgoed showed that these species were toxic to cattle
and reduced their life span.
Thatcher privatised both stations the
grasses were then sold commercially.
A senior scientist before he commited
suicide, said it was producing an upland rye grass desert in Wales.
This is becoming all Wales.
In the last three years we have seen
cross breeds of these grasses escaping and colonising road
verges,overpowering other species.
Unforseen consequences sixty years
later, a very good reason not to use GM crops
Capital invested in the arms
industries, then fertilisers then state plant breeding seed banks now
in GM crops whose seeds have to be sold for each planting, three
international companies will then control the worlds food supplies.