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More than 1 million for GM facts not crops

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.