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.
The USDA will allow meat and eggs to be labeled as being raised without genetically engineered feed, marking a departure from the agency’s previous policy.
Campaigners against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are hailing a High Court ruling allowing regional councils to decide whether GMOs can be banned in their areas.
A government committee in India has cleared genetically modified mustard seeds for commercial use, but it still needs final approval by politicians facing public opposition to the technology, Reuters reports.
China's agriculture ministry said it would back new laws on genetically modified (GMO) food labeling "at a suitable time" as it seeks to assuage public concerns over safety, but added that current laws protect consumers.
Premium Times is very concerned about the determined march by the US-based multinational, Monsanto, to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into agricultural production in Nigeria.
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