one for the constitution…

 

Badische Anilin- und Soda- Fabrik (BASF) has decided to discontinue its line of genetically modified potatoes and other GMO research due to  ‘market pressures’.  Europeans simply do not like the thought that their food – and potatoes are THE staple – has been tinkered with in a lab. Towns and Villages openly declare alongside the signs announcing their village perimeter that they are “GMO free’.

The company says:

….”continued investment cannot be justified due to uncertainty in the regulatory environment”….

sounds like someone has actually read what the  German costitutional court’s decision means to famers that may be held responsible for potential damages to the environment by using GMO seeds.

The German constitutional court does not stand alone with its opinion.Organized civil movements like the Belgian Field Liberation Movement exist throughout Europe. There is of course als GMO-free-Europe. Their website makes for some very interesting reading.

Chapeau to the ‘old country’…

2 thoughts on “one for the constitution…

  1. That is really good news. Like Europeans, I do not like the thought of eating food that has been genetically modified. Unfortunately, however, I live in North America.

    1. Thanks George
      – there is growing interest along similar lines in the US where the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (http://www.osgata.org/osgata-press-releases) has started proceedings (http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/tag/osgata-vs-monsanto-court-case/) to protect some 300,000 acres of non-GMO and organic agricultural lands.

      I am not sure if something similar exists or how to get it moving in the Northern neighbour Canada…

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