COALITION TO PROTECT THE POLISH COUNTRYSIDE
GMO FREE ZONES IN POLAND
GMO Act: Polish parliament debate
Thanks to your superb support, which, in combination with Polish efforts, led to more than 40 parliamentarians raising critical questions about the planned new GMO Act during the parliamentary reading and debate on 16th December. This was enough to force the debate to be prolonged into February 2010. At that point it will have to go through both the agricultural and environment committees, both of which will have to ratify the act for it to become law.
While we have not achieved 'a ban', what has emerged is a stalling of the government's intentions. This will buy us a little more time to try and persuade members of the agricultural and environment committies to think again - and to take the 'precautionary' route - via introducing a ban of the GM maize MON 810 and ensuring that Poland is not subjected to a dysfunctional Act of Parliament that would allow 'special zones' for planting GM crops and 'co-existence' between GM and non GM crops.
Parliamentarians complained that they had received hundreds of emails on this subject that jammed their computers. This is a great endorsement of everyone's efforts - East and West of the Channel! Hope springs eternal...
We will be back to you again in the New Year for the next round.
A very Happy Christmas to all - and a GMO Free New Year!
Julian and Jadwiga
‘Best Anti GMO Poster’ competition
Dear Friends, Here’s the winner of ICPPC’s ‘ Best Anti GMO Poster’ competition launched in Poland around 2 months ago. It surely IS a winner! LOOK TO http://stopgmo.pl/images/GMO_Zawleczka.pdf [read more]
Doctors Call for Moratorium on GM Foods
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has raised serious concerns about the safety of GM foods on human health and has called for an immediate moratorium on such foods. [read more]
"Genes Are not For Sale" Krakow International Summit: October 16/17 2008
On the 16th and 17th October 2008, ICPPC embarked upon an ambitious programme of conference, protest and theatre, to highlight the dangers confronting the European countryside, citizens and the gene pool by the threat of genetic manipulation, seed patenting and unbridled corporate hegemony. [read more]
Such a small Cyprus but with great fighting spirit
WE WANT TO COLLECT A MILLION SIGNATURES AGAINST GMO BY THE END OF OCTOBER. WE ARE CALLING FOR YOUR HELP!!
CYPRUS collected more than 78,000 signatures for a petition to ban GMOs
The Federation of Environmental and Ecological Organizations of Cyprus (FEEO) collected more than 78,000 signatures for a petition to ban GMOs in Cyprus, UE and worldwide. Cypriots wrote: 'We request the Commission to consider and respect the Cypriots will, to ban GMOs. We strongly support the amendment of EU legislation in order to allow member states to ban GMOs in their territory.' Such a small Cyprus but with great fighting spirit.SIGN THE DECLARATION FOR A GMO FREE POLAND AND EUROPE - AND COLLECT SIGNATURES NOW!! http://www.stopgmo.eu/
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First call for an ANTI GMO SUMMIT in Poland to counteract GMO CONGRESS.
We are organising an International Summit: "Genes are not for Sale: Call for 10 years Moratorium on GMOs" in Krakow, 16-17 October 2008 during the CENTRAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF LIFE SCIENCES "EUROBIOTECH 2008" http://targi.krakow.pl/_pliki_/test/Eurobiotech08.pdf. We would like to invite you to participate in our event!
The pro GMO 'CONGRESS' is co-organized by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the Agricultural Academy in Kraków, the Polish Federation of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian Innovation Centre and Cluster Life Science in Kraków; with participants from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as well as from other countries of the world.
It is clearly a high level attempt to draw Eastern European countries into a 'gmo cartel' that would become the new playground for corporate transgenics.
In order to counteract this GMO CONGRESS we will organize our own ANTI GMO SUMMIT in Wawel Castle, Krakow, which is a very symbolic place for Polish people; a symbol of freedom and resistance. Below you will find a draft programme. Please reserve your time and please confirm if you can come.. EASTERN EUROPE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!!
With greetings, Jadwiga Łopata and Julian Rose*********************
Draft programme for a ANTI GMO SUMMIT "Genes are not for Sale: Call for 10 years Moratorium on GMOs", 16th-17th October 2008, Poland
This will be a two day event:
Day 1, 16 October 2008, Krakow.
9:30 am to 14:30 pm: 'Summit Conference', Wawel, Krakow.
Day 2, 17 October 2008, near Krakow
9:30 am to 11:30 am: sessions concentrating on "saving seeds" and "pan
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