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DON'T send Prince Charles a jar of honey!

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: DON'T send Prince Charles a jar of honey! Reply with quote

PLEASE POST THIS ON OTHER FORUMS AND PASS IT AROUND

Prince Charles is well known for his support of organic farming and condemnation of industrial agriculture and GM food. I am supporting this initiative by the German beekeepers, led by Walter Haefecker, to show Prince Charles that many beekeepers share his views.


PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MORE HONEY - The Prince of Wales' staff have asked me to ask you not to send any more honey - appreciated though it is - as they are having difficulty dealing with it all. PLEASE SEND A LETTER OF SUPPORT though, and you will get a response from Prince Charles.

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+++ Beekeeping Associations are calling on their members to send jars of honey to Prince Charles in support of his position on GMOs and other
excesses of industrial farming +++

In an interview with the newspaper "Daily Telegraph" the Prince of Wales
voiced sharp criticism of genetically modified crops and the excesses
of industrial agriculture.

As beekeepers, we are pleased that Prince Charles has spoken up for
regional and organic farming and we share his view that genetically
modified crops represent an incalculable and unnecessary risk.

The harsh criticism of Prince Charles unleashed by the GM-industry and
their political and media operatives is, in our view, completely
unjustified.

After a careful review of the the statements made by Prince Charles in
the interview, we can only wholeheartedly endorse his position, which
coincides with the experience and observations of beekeepers worldwide.

The unchecked, runaway intensification of agriculture, with pesticides
and genetically modified crops, poses a serious threat to the very
existence of commercial beekeeping,

Therefore, the beekeepers associations are calling on their members and
beekeepers worldwide to demonstrate their support for Prince Charles in
this battle for the future of regional farming and beekeeping by
the sending of a jar of honey to the Prince of Wales' office.

This action was discussed in advance with his staff and they are looking
forward to receiving honey from around the world in support of the bold
stance Prince Charles has taken.

Whoever wants to join us, may send honey by regular mail (no courier
service) to the following address:

HRH The Prince of Wales
FAO Secretary General Correspondence
Clarence House
St James Palace
London SW1A 1BA

Beekeepers participating in this action may register and optionally
upload a picture of their honey at http://mellifera.org/princecharles .

Suitable cover letters to be enclosed with the honey, stating the
support for the Prince's position on GM food specifically and industrial
farming in general, are available for download at the site.

Initial organizations calling for this action are:

European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA)
Mellifera.org
Deutscher Berufs und Erwerbsimkerbund e.V. (DBIB)
Bioland e.V.
www.biobees.com

Additional organizations may register their support at
http://mellifera.org/princecharles

Feel free to forward this message to other concerned beekeepers and your local press contacts.

I'm looking forward to the broadest possible participation of beekeepers
around the world.

Walter Haefeker

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President
European Professional Beekeepers Association
Member of the Board of Directors
German Professional Beekeepers Association
Deutscher Berufs und Erwerbsimkerbund e.V
Mobile: +49 151 58 565 444
Fax and Voicemail: +49 (89) 92 185 666
E-Mail: walter.haefeker@berufsimker.de
http://www.berufsimker.de


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its an absolute certainty that any honey sent to Prince Charles will end up in an incinerator.
There are too many people around the world that would like to see him poisoned. As a result they cannot give the honey away either. Lest some other poor unfortunate person be poisoned.

Better to donate it to a food bank on his behalf and send him a note informing him of this donation.

Just my opinion.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its all about making a point, let him feel guilty about burning it!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ScottTheEngineer wrote:
Its an absolute certainty that any honey sent to Prince Charles will end up in an incinerator.


Not so. This has been pre-arranged with Buckingham Palace, and as long as jars are properly sealed and a covering letter is enclosed, all should be well.

The point of this is not to shower PC with gifts, but to demonstrate that beekeepers don't want GM or industrial agriculture and to show that the ant-GM view is the dominant one and not just that of cranks and 'extremists' - as the media is fond of labelling us.
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