GMO-Free Europe 2015

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.

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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:

  • plant and animal breeding
  • human health
  • agriculture
  • animal welfare
  • food production

and its implications on

  • biological diversity
  • human genetics and medicine
  • the environment
  • the socioeconomic development


By informing interested organizations and individuals GENET facilitates the citizens' involvement in decision-making processes which have to guide the development of this technology.



Russian lawmakers propose strengthening penalties for GMO labeling violations

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers introduced a bill which contains penalties of up to two years in prison for violations of labeling of genetically modified foods, Izvestia newspaper reported on Tuesday.


Burkina Faso: Anti-GMO protesters march against Monsanto

Thousands activists of the collective citizenship for agro-ecology, of which many Europeans, took to the streets on Saturday at Ouagadougou to demonstrate against genetically modified organism (GMO) and the specialized GMO distribution multinational company, Monsanto. Monsanto


Iran unveils its first genetically modified cotton

Iran has unveiled the first sample of genetically modified cotton, which has been produced through indigenous technology by Iranian specialists.


Chinese GMO law could further delay approval of new crops

Proposed changes to China's regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMO) could further delay an already lengthy approval process for imports of new GMO crops, plant science industry association CropLife Asia said.


GMO debate shows big opinion gap between scientists, public over safety

A major restaurant chain eliminating foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was sure to be controversial. Chipotle Mexican Grill continues to get pilloried in mainstream and social media, accused of shrugging off the views of most scientists who say that foods that contain GMOs are generally safe to eat.



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.

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