Vested interests trying to impose GM crops on England and Poland are rallying

After two years’ hard campaigning, in 2006 all Polish provinces (local government) declared themselves as GMO-free and the Polish government passed an act which prohibited the use of GMO seeds and plants in agriculture.

However, vested interest rallied, funding intensive pro-GMO propaganda on all levels: for academics (students and scientists), for farmers, politicians and consumers, paying for pro-GMO articles, organizing meetings and trainings where they distribute free materials — of course all saying how good GMO is. The Polish government is now trying to pass a correction to the GMO act which would allow the use of GMO seeds in so called ‘designated GMO areas’.

The Polish government is now trying to pass a correction to the GMO act which would allow the use of GMO seeds in so called ‘designated GMO areas’.

Polish demo land GMO

A coalition of farmers, unions and other organisations has been protesting on the streets in four Polish cities for three weeks  and the government is trying to manipulate them to give up. They seek international support to help
them keep going!

Read about the resistance and appeal for international support here: http://www.chs-sachetan.org/?p=2003

 

 

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Posted on January 8, 2013, in Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Lobbying, Vested interests and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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