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Open letter to European Parliament candidates : for the right to produce & be nourished without GMOs, let’s avoid the next food super-scandal

14 May 2019

In order to pressure peasants and consumers to cultivate and eat GMOs (which none of them want) the seed industry pretends that the GMOs resulting from “new techniques” are not GMOs. For some years and with far from independent researchers, the industry has been orchestrating an unprecedented communication campaign in order to be exempt of any regulation and labelling. The peasants’, organic and civil society organizations, call upon the elected members and the governments to avoid being confused by the fake promises of the seed lobby. This lobby demands an amendment of the EU directive on GMOs that allows them to sell GMOs in Europe without any obligation of prior assessment, labelling and trace- ability. Contrary to this, what we really need is to keep the directive as it is and to enforce it rigorously so that the right of consumers to know what they eat and the right of peasants to know what they produce, are both respected, as well as the right to continue a type of GMO free agriculture and an agriculture free of the risk of pollution by non-declared GMOs.

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