It’s Official: 19 European Countries Say ‘No’ to GMOs
……A European Commission spokesman Enrico Brivio confirmed to Reuters that the 19 countries opting out are: Austria, Belgium for the Wallonia region, Britain for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia.
Russia to Ban Genetically Modified Organisms in Food Production
- The Moscow Times
- Sep. 20 2015 16:59
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President Vladimir Putin in 2014 said measures should be taken to protect the Russian market and consumers from GMO products.
India’s First Organic State: Sikkim
Sikkim has become India’s first fully organic state by implementing organic practices on around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land.
“We have achieved fully-organic status in the end of December. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally announce this at a sustainable agriculture conference in Gangtok on January 18,” Sikkim Organic Mission’s executive director Dr Anbalagan told PTI.
He said around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land was gradually converted to certified organic land by implementing organic practices and principles as per guidelines laid down in National Programme for Organic Production.
It was 12 years ago in 2003 when the Pawan Chamling-led government decided to make Sikkim an organic farming state through a declaration in the legislative assembly.
Later the entry of chemical inputs for farmland was restricted and their sale banned. Farmers therefore had no option but to go organic.
Organic cultivation is free of chemical pesticides and chemical fertilisers as it tries to strike a harmonious balance with a complex series of ecosystems.
In the long term, organic farming leads in subsistence of agriculture, bio-diversity conservation and environmental protection, agriculture secretary Khorlo Bhutia said.
Sustainable farming will also help in building the soil health resulting in sustainable increased crop production, he said.
Besides it will also boost the tourism industry in the tiny landlocked Himalayan state.
Resorts have already been marketing themselves as completely organic where tourists can pluck, cook and relish fresh organic food from their kitchen gardens..
Sikkim State at 750 Sq Km compares to
Co Louth at 820 Sq Km & Co Carlow at 896 Sq Km
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Scotland To Ban Growing Of Genetically Modified Crops
LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s devolved government said on Sunday it intended to ban the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on its territory to protect its “clean and green brand” and because there was little evidence that Scottish consumers wanted GM products. Widely grown in the Americas and Asia, GM crops have divided opinion in Europe, with some green groups saying they are worried about their environmental impact. They have also questioned whether they are healthy for humans. Producers say research shows the crops are safe.
“Scotland is known around the world for our beautiful natural environment – and banning growing genetically modified crops will protect and further enhance our clean, green status,” Lochhead said in a statement. “There is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers and I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand, thereby gambling with the future of our 14 billion-pound ($22 billion) food and drink sector.” Lochhead, a member of the Scottish National Party, said he had informed the British government, from which Scotland enjoys a large degree of autonomy, of the policy decision. Source(s): yahoo.news.com
Monsanto has infiltrated every institution in America: academic, media, government…
Monsanto, widely known as the world’s most evil corporation, has turned the United States into a massive GMO experiment by recruiting a literal mafia of academics by offering them monetary bribes disguised as “grants.” The University of Florida’s disgraced agricultural scientist Dr. Kevin Folta was recently exposed for financial collusion with Monsanto — a fact that even the New York Times could not ignore. See the full document dump of Kevin Folta’s once-secret emails with Monsanto at this link. Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds not only pose a risk of runaway genetic pollution and the collapse of food crops; the heavy use of cancer-causing glyphosate goes hand in hand with GM crops. Glyphosate is the deadly chemical that the Seralini study showed causing the growth of massive tumors in lab rats: Here are some of the shocking findings from the Seralini study which was, of course, viciously attacked by the Monsanto Mafia and its cabal of paid-off, corrupt scientists: • Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death. • Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors. • Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage. • The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips. Learn more about the scientific evidence showing the dangers of GMOs and glyphosate at GMOevidence.com. Or visit GMwatch.org or GMO.news to stay informed. California has recently announced its intention to add glyphosate to its list of “known carcinogens,” and the World Health Organization recently declared glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” While the United States government openly colludes with Monsanto and the biotech industry to poison the American people with toxic GMOs and glyphosate, Russia apparently realizes that poisoning your own population is bad government. Go figure. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/051242_GM_crops_Russia_non-GMO.html#ixzz3x7JgdnVG