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No Geneticaly Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our fields
The National Federation of Organic Farmers (FNAE) and the Information Centre on GMOs (InfOMG – Romania) announce the declaration of the first GMO Free Region in Romania. A number of 26 localities from the Bistrita Nasaud county, declared themselves as GMO Free Zones.
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The Organic Consumers organisation in the US started a campaign against biotechmultinational Monsanto. Sign the "Millions Against Monsanto" petition, demanding that the Monsanto Corporation stops intimidating small family farmers, stops force-feeding untested and unlabeled genetically engineered foods on consumers and stops using billions of dollars of US taypayers’ money to subsidize genetically engineered crops – cotton, soybeans, corn, and canola.
Regions in various European countries have declared themselves GMO-free. There are 260 in total now, and we’re not talking about some small areas: Tuscany, the Basque Country, Poland, parts of France and Austria. In Germany farmers have united to create GMO-free zones of their joined land. More than 4500 European municipalities joined the movement. A complete list of all the regions is available on www.gmo-free-regions.org .
Obviously the Netherlands is way behind in all this. This is partially caused by Dutch agriculture being more intensified and focused on innovation and techno-fixes in comparison to many other regions. Farmers are less tied to their land and more used to follow the technological developements force-fed by agrobusiness. But another possible reason could be that the average Dutch citizen stands even further away from the country side and food production than other European citizens.
This needs to change…
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