The European GMO-Free Regions' Network, the GMO-Free NGO network and the Danube Soya Association invite you to their joint conference “GMO-Free Europe – Future Opportunities and Challenges” in Berlin. From May 6 to 8 2015, participants from political circles, economists, scientists and civil society from all over Europe, as well as guests from America, Asia and Africa will discuss the chances of a future agriculture without genetically modified plants and animals.
More info and registrations: www.gmo-free-europe.org
GENET is a European network of non-governmental non-profit organizations engaged in the critical debate of genetic engineering, founded in 1995. GENET's mission is to provide information on genetic engineering to its member organizations and the interested public and to support their activities and campaigns. At the moment, GENET has 51 member organizations in 27 European countries. GENET is an international non-profit association under Swiss law.
The purpose of GENET is to exchange information on genetic engineering and campaigns focusing on:
and its implications on
By informing interested organizations and individuals GENET facilitates the citizens' involvement in decision-making processes which have to guide the development of this technology.
For those who were already following Europe’s policy on GM crops last century, something strange is happening. Long teased by our cousins across the Atlantic for living in the world’s agricultural museum, we now finally appear to be travelling back in time to 1999. The similarities are startling. Let’s review:
An alliance of 19 civil society organisations and a GMO-resistance movement led by the Commons for EcoJustice (EcoJustice) and representing Malawian small-scale farmers, faith-based organisations, organic movements, and non-governmental organisations, among others, have lodged a substantive submission to the Malawi authorities, strongly opposing the Confined Field Trial (CFT) permit application submitted by the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) Bunda College in respect of genetically modified (GM) pod borer resistant Cowpea varieties.
An Ghanaian Accra Fast Track High Court stated the country's Ministry of Food and Agriculture cannot approve the production and sale of genetically modified (GM) products until it delivers judgment on the case brought by the Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG). A judgment will be handed down April 2.
China is introducing a new wave of genetically modified (GM) cows. And we're talking 'mad-scientist' GMOs here - animals that boast genetic traits utterly impossible to create in nature. How could that ever be a good thing? Well, new research has revealed it can be beneficial in certain ways, with these latest cows promising to help the cattle industry withstand a deadly pandemic of Bovine Tuberculosis (B-TB).
Media Silence Deafening as 2,4 D Herbicide-Tolerant GMO Crops Cleared for Planting in UN's "International Year of Soils"
Europe is faced with a new wave of GM-crops that could drastically change the way we produce food in Europe – including extensive pesticide spraying. These GM-crops are unnecessary, risky and profit large multinational companies at the expense of small scale and sustainable farming.
The website and film "Stop the Crop" present some of the dangers of GM-crops, and call for people across Europe and beyond to take action to stop them. We need a future of food and farming that benefits people and planet, and not the pockets of big business. We need to stop GM-crops from spreading across Europe.
Visit the website to know more and to get engaged: stopthecrop.org