Biotech’s 10 biggest PR disasters of 2012
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2012 was the year the lights came up on the biotech industry. Its claims, its tactics and its products all came under scrutiny and some of its biggest PR fairytales bit the dust. Here are some prime examples listed by GM watch

Gentech.nl heeft je steun nodig
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www.gentech.nl is dè Nederlandstalige website met (kritisch) nieuws & informatie over genetische manipulatie in landbouw en voedselvoorziening. We bereiken 5.000 tot 9.000 bezoekers per maand. De website is een belangrijke bron van achtergrondinformatie voor journalisten, activisten, boeren en beleidsmakers.

GM crops created superweed, say scientists
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Modified genes from crops in a GM crop trial have transferred into local wild plants, creating a form of herbicide-resistant “superweed”.

What’s wrong with GMOs
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A list of sometimes scary facts that show that genetic engineering isn’t as harmless as the industry would like you to think.

ASEEDs position on GMOs
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ASEED rejects the genetic modification of our food in any way whatsoever. For several years now, we have been concerned about developments in this field, for a variety of reasons: economic consequences for farmers, corporate influence, damage to biodiversity and ‘the unknown dangers’.

GM foods: the need for tightening the EU rules
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By Geert Ritsema, GMO campaigner Greenpeace International

Over the last decade European consumers and their organizations have successfully influenced EU policy on genetically modified (GM) foods. Milestones such as a mandatory labelling and traceability system for GM ingredients have been achieved. But, according to Geert Ritsema of  Greenpeace International,  it would be a mistake to assume that the battle over GM foods has been won and that consumer’s interests have been secured.

 

GE insect resistant (Bt) maize in Europe
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One of the types of genetically manipulated maize being grown in Europe os so-called BT maize. This is also the type of GM maize being used in the Dutch coexistence experiment in 2006-2007. Greenpeace has recently published a briefing on all the arguments for stopping this crop.

 

Report Impossible Coexistence
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Seven years of GMO’s have contaminated organic and conventional maize: an examination of the cases in Catalonia and Aragon. This investigation by the Catalonian Farmers Assembly, Greenpeace and the Platform Transgenics out! shows that coexistence of GM crops and conventional and organice agriculture is not possible. Link to report on … verder lezen

Arguments against GM
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10 reasons why we want a GMO free agriculture and food chain:

First GM maize fields for coexistence research?!
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(only available in Dutch)

Eind april is op 6 lokaties in Nederland gentechmais gezaaid. Deze velden maken deel uit van een onderzoek van het PRI in opdracht van het ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit om te testen of de afstanden tussen gentechmais en conventionele en biologische mais zoals afgesproken in het zogenaamde Coëxistentie Convenant voldoende zijn om besmetting te voorkomen. A SEED is tegen deze proef en beschouwt dit als de eerste commerciële teelt van genetisch gemanipuleerde mais in Nederland.

 

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