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We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Good news for a change

EU continues to see the light and listen to reason

See Organic Consumers Association

" Although more than 70% of the non-organic food in American supermarkets contains genetically engineered ingredients, massive opposition to GMO crops in Europe has basically kept them off the market (except for imported animal feed). According to the majority the EU, biotech crops pose unacceptable risks to human health and the environment-- despite industry, U.S. Government, and many trade officials' insistence that they are perfectly safe. This week, France's Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo announced that his country, along with several other European nations, would be renewing its ban on all genetically engineered (GE) crops, including Monsanto's GE corn (MON 810), which is the only biotech crop allowed for human consumption in the EU. According to Borloo, "The basis of the safeguard clause, which tackles open-field cultivation of the Monsanto 810 maize, is on risks considered as severe for the environment..."


lisa winter said...

Bravo. We live in the US and monsanto is a horrific abomination. We garden organically and despise the very idea of gmo. I'm glad at least the EU has the good sense to say no.

C Robb said...

Thanks for the comment, It's unfortunately not as rosy as it looks. Upon further research it seems the French government has decided that Mon 810, their frankencorn, is safe to consume just a risk to the environment. So still work to be done.