Friday, February 27, 2009

Outcry against GMO's continues to grow

South Africa has been Africa's leader in terms of use of Genetically Modified crops. But the outcry against GMO's is growing stronger all the time as seen in recent press articles here:

EU court attacks GM crop secrecy

Anti-GM protest in Luxembourg, 20 Oct 08
Anti-GM campaigners have widespread support in the EU

Europe's top court has ruled that EU governments have no right to conceal the location of field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops.

The European Court of Justice was responding to a case brought by Pierre Azelvandre in Alsace, eastern France.

He wanted to know where GM field trials had taken place in his local area. Continued here...

Germany May Ban Monsanto Corn, Minister Tells Berliner Zeitung

By Rainer Buergin

Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government may revoke a license for the cultivation of Monsanto's genetically modified corn because neither consumers nor farmers want it, Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner told the Berliner Zeitung.

Genetic engineering “has so far not yielded tangible benefits for the people,” the newspaper quoted Aigner as saying. Germany has granted a license for the cultivation of MON810 while France and Italy haven’t yet, due to environmental concerns, the newspaper said.

Continued here...

Leading scientists publicly denounce unethical use of children in GM experiments

This formal letter of protest relating to a severe breach of medical ethics has been sent by 22 senior scientists from around the world to the Tufts University School of Medicine, together with a call for these GM feeding experiments to be terminated immediately. Read more...

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