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What do you think about GM foods – are they food of the future or to be avoided at all costs??
The EC has just allowed GM crops into Europe, ignoring the concerns of the public. With 1 million citizens’ signatures, we can make an official legal request to the European Commission.
If you’re concerned about the safety of GM foods, be sure to sign the petition.
Caving to the GM lobby, the commission has ignored 60% of Europeans who feel we have to get the facts first before growing foods that could pose a threat to our health and environment.[amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]0198507143[/amazon-product]
EU member states have voiced strong opposition to last week’s decision to authorise BASF’s potato and Monsanto’s maize — Italy and Austria are opposed, and France said it would ask for further scientific research.
There is still no consensus on the long-term effects of GM crops. And it is the GM industry, pursuing profits not public well being, that is funding the science and driving the regulatory environment. That is why European citizens are calling for more independent research, testing and precaution before crops are unleashed onto our land.
[amazon-product small=”1″]0801868262[/amazon-product]Last Eurobarometer Survey 2008 ‘Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment’, page 66:
The Independent, Fury as Brussels authorises GM potatoes:
Reuters, France blasts GM crop approvals by EU agency:
New Report: GMOs Causing Massive Pesticide Pollution:
Summary of the International Assessment on Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, including critics of GMOs use in agriculture:
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