Monthly archive March, 2013

Anti-GM activists’ court case postponed after law professors’ article – NEW DATE – 28.05.2013

FROM GM-WATCH http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14734 Anti-GM activists’ court case postponed after law professors’ article Friday, 29 March 2013 21:49   In January 2013, in the presence of a huge crowd of supporters from a range of organisations, the Court of Dendermonde, Belgium denied 11 anti-GM activists the legal right to a defence in court. The activists had destroyed...
(Français) Dour: une maraîchère condamnée à 6 mois de prison pour avoir arraché des patates génétiquement modifiées va en opposition

(Français) Dour: une maraîchère condamnée à 6 mois de prison pour avoir arraché des patates génétiquement modifiées va en opposition

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Critical article on the court case by two law professors, Serge Gutwirth and Dirk Voorhoof - violation of the right to a fair trial

Critical article on the court case by two law professors, Serge Gutwirth and Dirk Voorhoof – violation of the right to a fair trial

FROM GM-watch http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14734   In January 2013, in the presence of a huge crowd of supporters from a range of organisations, the Court of Dendermonde, Belgium denied 11 anti-GM activists the legal right to a defence in court. The activists had destroyed a GM potato field trial in Wetteren, Belgium, replacing the GM potatoes with organic,...

In Defence of Nature: Belgium’s Patatistas

A group of people from Greece brainstorms and writes about Culture, Humanity and Environment. This week they wrote about the ongoing Belgian Potato-war. They wonder if we, humans, should interfere with nature in order to create crops that are disease resistant or yield a higher harvest? Or should we entirely rule out science and change the laws of...
PR 27.03.2013 - GMO Potato Trial: second chance for a debate that goes to the root of the issue

PR 27.03.2013 – GMO Potato Trial: second chance for a debate that goes to the root of the issue

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2 April 'PublicExpertise' in Dendermonde - POSTPONED TILL 28TH MAY, 2013

2 April ‘PublicExpertise’ in Dendermonde – POSTPONED TILL 28TH MAY, 2013

POSTPONED – NEW DATE May 28th, 2013! Criminaliser les actions contre les OGM ne mettra pas fin au débat, cela ne fera que le nourrir Ce 2 avril se tient la prochaine journée du procès des « 11 de Wetteren » et vous pouvez y participer activement. Vu que le premier procès n’a pas donné l’occasion à...

STOP the CROP for a sustainable GMO free future

Have a look at the new campaign of environment and agriculture organisations  to prevent the further spread of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe : http://stopthecrop.org/ The European Commission is currently considering reviving talks to approve 25 new GM-crops for cultivation in Europe – including crops resistant to the pesticide RoundUp and insecticide-producing varieties of GM maize,...

GMO- potato trial: the field liberators speak out

Action for a sustainable agriculture: is that criminal? In this short video clip some of the accused speak out. Help them to distribute their message.
2 April: next GM-potato trial - POSTPONED

2 April: next GM-potato trial – POSTPONED

POSTPONED – NEW DATE COMING SOON! Next GM potato-trial: April 2nd 2013, from 8 A.M. on, Justitieplein in Dendermonde. You are warmly invited to come and support the 11 activists that are resisting the unjust sentences in the ‘GM potato trial’. This time, you are not only welcome to show your support, but also to...
The Flemish Institute of Biotechnology seeks to implant a GM poplar forest in Wetteren

The Flemish Institute of Biotechnology seeks to implant a GM poplar forest in Wetteren

A few weeks ago the VIB (flemish institute for biotechnology) announced that they want to plant a poplar forest in Wetteren from 2014 until 2012. And this without serious research into impact on people, animals, and the environment. The GMO poplar trial seems to have to become the new business card for the Flemish Bio Energy...
Scientists discuss activism and research

Scientists discuss activism and research

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Overview of adverse impacts of transgenic crops/foods: compilation of scientific articles

An interesting compilation of numerous scientific references of studies, surveys and analyses that point to various adverse impacts of Genetically Modified crops and foods. IMPRECISION & UNPREDICTABILITY OF GENETIC ENGINEERING; HEALTH IMPACTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HORIZONTAL GENE TRANSFER; GENE FLOW; CONTAMINATION & FIELD TRIALS’ RISK; YIELD MYTHS WITH GM CROPS… This book tries to present a picture of the evidence available...