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More than 1 million for GM facts not crops

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The European Commission has recently approved growing genetically modified crops for the first time in 12 years, putting the GM lobby's profits over public concerns — 60% of Europeans feel we need more information before growing foods that could threaten our health and environment. The petition formulates a call to the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso: "to put a moratorium on the introduction of GM crops into Europe and set up an independent, ethical, scientific body to research the impact of GM crops and determine regulation."    

A new initiative allows 1 million EU citizens a unique chance to make official requests of the European Commission. There are few conditions though: to be succesful in forcing a reply, you need one million signatures from at least 1/3 of the EU member states. From each of these (at the mometn 9) states you need a minimum amount of signatures of the number EU parliament members x 750. For The Netherlands this is 19.500 p.e. The Commission then has to investigate the citizen initiative and make known their conclusions within 4 months. You can go to https://secure.avaaz.org/en/eu_gmo/ to sign the call to Barroso and spread the word.