Monday, 1 December 2008

Important: Greenpeace action re GMOs in Europe, Take part!

otPlease sign the online petition for your minister to support the call for reform of EFSA’s GM food approvals at the Environment Council this Thursday 4 December 2008:

Help change the "undecided"

Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, and Slovakia – These governments are being lobbied by the agro-chemical industry and pro-GMO politicians like EU Commission President Barroso to weaken the GMO risk assessment system in Europe. Their votes on 4 December are crucial, which is why we need them to resist the tactics of the pro-GMO lobby.
Some ministers are showing symptoms of the "Monsantosis virus":
- Memory loss relating to the precautionary principle;
- Hearing problems muffling the voices of the vast majority of EU citizens who overwhelmingly reject the use of GMOs in agriculture;
- Blurring of vision when presented with scientific evidence exposing health and environmental problems - caused by GMOs;
- Reported loss of ability to act in a democratic and transparent manner.
- Proven inability to perform risk management roles, relying exclusively on the always positive opinions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA);
- Loss of mental alertness, falling for untrue claims made by agro-chemical companies such as stating that -GMOs have higher yields, can provide a solution to climate change and mitigate hunger. Will you write them a prescription, for their own health and the health of the planet:

See text of your letter by clicking the link above, sign and send.

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