Farmers and green groups are coming together to launch a new campaign - ahead of the Environmental Council meeting health on 21 March in Brussels, calling on EU politicians to halt the authorisation of 25 GM crops currently being considered for cultivation in Europe.
The Stop the Crop campaign highlights the devastating impacts already experienced in other countries as a result of the increased pesticide use in large-scale GM crop production. Campaigners, including Friends of the Earth Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory, are warning EU member states that the expansion of GM cultivation and increased use of toxic pesticide Roundup in Europe will endanger the environment and potentially human health similar to that experienced in South America.
The Stop the Crop campaign is supported by Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory, La Via Campesina, the European Environmental Bureau, Bioforum (Belgium), Oikos (Belgium), Climaxi (Belgium), GM Watch (UK), InfOGM (France), Save our Seeds (Germany), and Slow Food Germany
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DATE: 18th March 2013
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