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

2016-07-27

South Korea rejects Argentina feed wheat after GMO strain found

South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentine feed wheat after finding unapproved strains of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the cargo, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

2016-07-27

EU: Feed bodies acknowledge final EC authorisation of three GMO soya beans

The authorisation of three genetically modified (GMO) soya beans for food and feed use by the European Commission (EC) has been duly “acknowledged” by Europe’s feed sector bodies, albeit with the added comment that the newly approved items had been in the pending tray since the beginning of 2016.

2016-07-27

Swiss aid money used for GMO research in India

Despite a current ban on genetically modified crops in agriculture in Switzerland, taxpayer money is being used to develop transgenic crops in India. Some outputs of this research have even been licensed to a private company with links to Monsanto.

2016-07-27

USA: Congress Approves GMO Labeling Bill

Congress passed a bill last week that will require companies to label their food to reflect that they contain genetically modified ingredients.

2016-07-27

USA: Congress Approves GMO Labeling Bill

Congress passed a bill last week that will require companies to label their food to reflect that they contain genetically modified ingredients.

2016-07-19

USA: Gene-Edited Foods Wouldn't Be Affected by GMO Labeling Law

Though the U.S. is poised to pass a law that would require labeling of GMO food products, that law makes no mention of "gene-edited" crops. According to some reports, this is exactly how big companies like Monsanto plan to skirt the law.

 

 

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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