Du colza GM français contamine du colza britannique ! En Angleterre et en Ecosse, des champs de colza vont être détruits après avoir été contaminés par des semences françaises.
County in Oregon Sued for Banning GMO Crops. Just one day before Josephine County, Oregon made history by enforcing a ban on genetically-modified foods, two farmers filed a lawsuit against the county for its GMO-Free regulations.
The lawsuit was filed on September 4 by Robert A. White Jr. and Shelley White, two farmers who grew genetically-engineered sugar beets, just one day before the county became completely GMO-free. In addition to getting the regulators to overturn the “Genetically-Engineered Plant Ordinance”, the lawsuit requires that Josephine County suspend their GMO-free regulations until the lawsuit has been decided. In their lawsuit documents the farmers state: “The Ordinance conflicts with Oregon State law, and, among other things, requires farmers to destroy valuable crops they have planted, cultivated, and plan to sell. The Ordinance also, among other things, prohibits the growing of GE plants in the future and thereby interferes with the livelihood of many farmers.”
Don't Let Monsanto's GMOs Contaminate Organics. Re: Docket No.
APHIS-2013-0047-0001 Dear Secretary Vilsack, I strongly oppose the AC21 recommendations on “coexistence” of conventional, organic and genetically engineered crops. Mandating GMO contamination prevention measures is the only real solution. Get off my lawn! Organic farmers just can’t get along with GMO-growing neighbors. Another day, another bunch of old, white guys complaining about their neighbors screwing up their property – except this time, it’s quite warranted.
A new survey from Food & Water Watch has found that over 80 percent of organic farmers across the country are worried about how genetically modified crops in nearby fields are affecting their own. These farmers have incurred significant financial losses due to GMO contamination and the measures taken in attempts to prevent it.
It turns out that keeping organic crops and GMOs sufficiently separate is not cheap. To create a “buffer zone” around their fields, as required by USDA organic standards, the farmers surveyed said they set aside a median of five acres at a median cost of $2,500 per year. In some instances, the cost was more than $20,000 per year. Les compagnies d'assurance refusent d'assurer les cultures d'OGM. Les premiers concernés sont les agriculteurs.
Selon le contrat d’assurance professionnelle de Groupama, qui assure plus de la moitié de la profession, "Ne sont jamais garantis les dommages résultant de l’utilisation ou de la dissémination d’O.G.M. (...) ou résultant de la mise en place sur le marché de produits composés en tout ou partie d’O.G.M. " Tell the USDA: No ‘Coexistence’ with Monsanto! Docket No.
APHIS–2013–0047 Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238 Dear Sec. Vilsack, We write in response to your request for information on the topic of “enhancing agricultural coexistence.” Sign the Petition to Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture · Protect Organic From GMO Contamination. We write in response to your request for information on the topic of “enhancing agricultural coexistence.”
This inquiry is a shameless charade designed to mask the truth that as long as genetically engineered crops remain untested, unregulated and unlabeled, we face “the potential elimination of a farmer’s choice to grow non-genetically engineered crops, or a consumer’s choice to eat non-genetically engineered food.” You’ll recognize the quote from a case that bears your name, Center for Food Safety v.
Vilsack, where Judge Jeffrey S. White ruled that your approval of genetically engineered sugar beets was illegal. Even before becoming USDA Secretary, you were familiar with the contamination problem inherent in genetically engineered crops. In 2002, a corn crop engineered by ProdiGene to produce a vaccine for pigs contaminated 500,000 bushels of soybeans, grown the following season in the same field.
Cyberaction Aidez cet agriculteur à arrêter le colza OGM de Monsanto. _Transgene_Escape.pdf. MEXIQUE – La Justice ordonne la suspension des autorisations de cultures d’OGM. USDA doesn’t care about GMO contamination of alfalfa. The federal government has refused to take any action in response to a Monsanto variety of alfalfa ending up in a Washington farmer’s supposedly GMO-free crop.
The farmer’s harvest was rejected for export because tests showed it was tainted with Monsanto’s Roundup Ready variety. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture just considers contamination like that to be the new normal. From Reuters: Crop experts have warned that the confirmation of contamination threatens U.S. sales of alfalfa feedstock to many Asia nations who reject GMOs, and some are encouraging farmers to test every bag of seed they buy before they plant.But USDA said the detection of Monsanto Co’s patented Roundup Ready herbicide-tolerant trait in the Washington farmer’s non-GMO alfalfa crop should be addressed by the marketplace and not the government. Washington agriculture officials also don’t see what the big deal is. GMO Canola Growing Wild in Switzerland.
By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger A small, further, example of how genetically modified crops aren’t quite as easy to control as their manufacturers would like: Greenpeace reports that even though Switzerland has had a ban on cultivation of GM crops in place for the past seven years, and prohibits importation of the same for either human or animal consumption, nevertheless genetically engineered oilseed rape (canola) has been found growing in a port area of Basel.
In total 136 canola plants were found, with 29 of them revealed by testing to be Monsanto’s GT73 (RT73), a crop designed to be resistant to Monsanto’s Round Up herbicide. It’s suspected that the GM canola established itself after seed fell to the ground while being transported on a barge or freight train. Greenpeace sums up the threat: Etiquette « sans OGM » vs arrêté sur la coexistence : schizophrénie du gouvernement français. Bayer l’admet, la contamination par les OGM est hors de contrôle. Autres articles.
Top 5 GMO Foods To Watch Out For. As you may or may not know by now, the United States government has allowed genetically modified and engineered organisms to enter the public food supply with no warning. Every day, millions of people unknowingly ingest these GMOs because corporations like Monsanto (and the politicians they’ve bought and paid for) claim it’s unfair to require them to label their products. Multiple scientific studies have linked GMOs to illness, disease, and mutation in plants, animals and humans. These adverse affects have been found to be especially pronounced in pregnant women and children, consequently a demographic that is more apt to eat the low price, processed foods that carry most of the world’s GMO’s.
Until such time as the state or federal government decides to finally stand up for the American consumer by passing mandatory GMO labeling laws, the only way to protect yourself from these toxic “foods” is to avoid buying and eating them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Related Reading: Avec ou sans OGM : l’étiquetage décrypté. FRANCE - Pour le CEES, la coexistence OGM / non OGM demandera de nombreux aménagements et sera très coûteuse. Coexistence ou contaminations ? Coexistence OGM/non OGM : le respect du seuil de 0,1% est impossible, reconnaît le Haut conseil des biotechnologies.