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.

GENET-News

2014-08-15

Genetically modified flies could save crops

A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off could be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

2014-08-15

GM mosquitoes to stop Dengue Fever?

Researchers seeking to end the scourge of dengue fever have a new 'champion' in their corner - genetically-modified mosquitoes, which may finally put an end to this disease, that kills tens of thousands of people every year.

2014-08-15

Uganda: Scientists disagree on GMO Bill

Going by the contradicting views from various stakeholders including disagreements among scientists, Parliament will have an uphill task in refining the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill to especially safeguard the interests of Uganda against the interests of multinational seed giants like Monsanto.

2014-08-15

Genetically 'edited' fruit could soon hit supermarket shelves

Genetically ''edited'' fruit and vegetables could soon be appearing on supermarket shelves as experts have discovered how to stop apples going brown and give bananas more vitamin A.

2014-08-15

China: Shenzhen to impose fines on companies that mislabel GM food

Shenzhen has imposed the country’s highest fine yet against improper labelling of genetically modified (GM) food, with offenders facing up to 100,000 yuan (HK$126,000) in penalties.

2014-08-12

Australia: Laws to veto GM crops set to be scrapped

The State Government is moving rapidly to scrap laws that give WA the power to veto local farms growing genetically modified crops approved by Commonwealth authorities.

 

 

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

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