11/30/2008

Austria Identified Health Threat of GMO to Human: EU Ministers Urge to Vote for Strict GMO Control

The Austrian Government released on November 13, 2008 the serious possible effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to the fertility of human.

Now that it is proven that GMO crops are dangerous, governments must impose the immediate ban of GMO crops. Likewise, consumers worldwide should reject the GMO contaminated foods.

With the documented health risk of GMO, Mr. Jeffrey M. Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology in the U.S., offered the non-GMO shopping guide here.

Here in the Philippines, several restaurants, such as the Fish & Co., already committed to serve only non-GMO rice.

Ironically, it was reported that the Philippines Government is approving GMO crops to be field tested here at a rate of "roughly one crop every one and a half month.”


Genetic Engineering of foods is not the real solution to tackle hunger and food security. GMO cultivation, on the other hand, has just lead to “more use of pesticides, lower yields, higher production costs, and threats to food security. Scientific evidences worldwide highlighted the risks that GMO’s pose to our health, environment and agriculture.”


Indeed, GMO crops should not be granted approval to be field tested here in the Philippines.

On December 4, 2008, European Ministers will decide on the reform of EU GMO Risk Assessment. It is now imperative to urge “those who have already chosen the environment and consumer protection to speak up; to convince the pro-GMO; and to show to the undecided ones that the European citizens want them to protect their food, health and environment.


I believe EU Ministers decisions will also influence world leaders’ views regarding GMO. And I hope that they will make a good decision, favorable to our health, food security and environment.


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End Notes

Greenpeace International
Greenpeace South East Asia
www.resposibletechnology.org


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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