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’…