(Rome, Monday 15 February, 2016) Just when the biotech companies that make transgenic seeds are merging, the corporate vision of biotechnology is showing up at FAO.
At today’s opening of the three-day international symposium on agricultural biotechnologies convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, more than 100 social movement and civil society organisations (CSOs) from four continents have issued a statement denouncing both the substance and structure of the meeting, which appears to be another attempt by multinational agribusiness to redirect the policies of the UN agency toward support for genetically-engineered crops and livestock. Continue reading
by Henry Rowlands
This German based new study concludes that glyphosate residue could reach humans and animals through feed and excreted in urine. Presence of glyphosate in urine and its accumulation in animal tissues is alarming even at low concentrations.
Britain’s Minister for the Environment Owen Paterson has acted against the wishes of the British people by encouraging legislation to allow GM crops to be legally sown in Britain. This change has now gone through, meaning that GM crops can now be legally sown in Britain, probably within the year… and how soon after that will GM foods start flooding into the shops?
Paterson is not representing the view of the British people in Brussels, but the interests of Monsanto and other biotech companies. However, the British people are not being told about this change in the mainstream media.
Why did we decide to develop our app, Shop GMO-Free in the UK? It began when we started to become aware that Monsanto and other biotech food producers were infiltrating our shopping aisles in Britain via stealth. In addition, food containing meat or dairy from animals fed on GM feed don’t have to be listed as GM on the labels, and all the UK supermarkets have announced that it can no longer guarantee that its animal products, such as meat and dairy, come from animals fed on non-GM soya.
We were originally alerted by this press release, which showsed how our government is hand-in-glove with the GM agenda, and will be pushing to get public acceptance for taxpayers’ money to be spent on the development of GM crops here.