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.

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:

  • 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

2015-02-27

USA: Federal GMO Labeling Legislation Re-Introduced

Last week, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore)–joined by chef-lebrity Tom Colicchio–announced the reintroduction of The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, a federal bill that would mandate the labeling of foods or beverages containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

2015-02-27

GMO debate ensnares state apple industry

The debate over genetically modified organisms didn’t end in 2013, when this state’s voters narrowly rejected an initiative that would have required labels on GMO products.

2015-02-27

IGEN pilot program to demonstrate GMO transparency in dietary supplement supply chains

After two years of development work, Nutrasource is starting to talk about its IGEN (International Genetically modified Evaluation and Notification) program, with William Rowe, President and CEO, giving a presentation at 12pm on Friday, March 6th at the Marriott Hotel during Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim.

2015-02-27

Hershey's pulls GMO ingredients from best-selling chocolate bars

Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars will start featuring 'simpler ingredients' this year, the company announced
It comes after pressure from anti-GMO activists, who claim the technology is environmentally suspect and a possible health threat

2015-02-25

Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Eliminate Dengue Fever? - Room for Debate

Is it safe and sensible to put genetically changed mosquitoes into the environment to fight disease?

2015-02-25

US ag groups press EU on 13 pending biotech approvals

A consortium of U.S. commodity, seed and biotech groups has passed a letter to the European Health & Food Safety Commissioner asking for quick approval of more than 13 new biotech products, some of which have been waiting for the EU's OK for more than a year.

 

 

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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