You will find below the call of Friends of the Earth - on behalf of Save Our Seeds, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, GENET and IFOAM EU Group, to join an action against the cultivation of GM maize.
Dear all,A European cyber action has been launched, calling on Minsters to vote AGAINST the cultivation of new GM maize in Europe, and to vote IN FAVOUR of French and Greek national bans:Could your group support the cyber action by linking to it on your website, and calling on people to send letters? Could you yourself send a letter?As you know, there is a real push underway at the moment to get more GMOs into Europe. The European Commission wants France and Greece to drop their national GMO bans (on Monsanto’s Bt maize MON810), and it also wants two new types of GM maize (Syngenta’s Bt 11 and Pioneer’s 1507) to be grown in the EU.A cyber action has been set up targeting Ministers in all EU member states. These Ministers will have to decide soon (probably in APRIL) on the national bans and on whether two new GM maize, Bt11 (Syngenta) and 1507 (Pioneer) are to be allowed for cultivation in the EU.To see the cyber action letter, the UK version is at http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/stop-the-crop-action/en.html. We still need translations into other languages, you can see which translations are currently finished here. Others are underway, if your language is not listed, and if you could do a translation, please let us know! People can send a letter to their own national minister, but also to ministers in other countries.A short description of how the cyber action works is at the GMO Free Regions website. We have made a logo of a maize cob with a STOP THE CROP SIGN that everyone can use, if they wish, on their website - please take it from here. If you do link up to the cyber action from your website, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org so that your organisation’s logo is put in return on the GMO Free Regions website.Thanks to mobilization around Europe it was possible to save the GMO bans in Hungary and Austria on March 2nd ! Now we need to keep going: this is the first time for 10 years that new genetically modified maize could be grown in the EU. Its time to stop the crop! |