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2015 WORLD FOOD DAY; GLOBAL PETITION CALLING FOR THE BANNING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Friday, 16 October 2015 14:22
 
 

by Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Projecr, Ecological Rights Association *

 

PLEASE SIGN A PETITION; AT 

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/the-un-general-assembly-institute-a-global-ban-on-genetically-engineered-food-and-crops

 

Also See Excellent site on GE- free Zones

https://www.change.org/p/the-un-general-assembly-institute-a-global-ban-on-genetically-engineered-food-and-crops/u/7066660

 

Genetically engineered food and crops have contaminated the Global food system and undermined food security and must be banned.The institutional Collusion, in relation to genetically engineered food and crops, among corporations, governments, universities and regulatory agencies has been endemic; this collusion has sadly spread to certain scientific publications.  For the sake of food security for present and future generations: (i) this collusion must end; (ii) the precautionary principle must be invoked, (iv) genetically engineered food and crops, banned; (v) the charters of Monsanto et al, revoked; and (vi) charges of gross/criminal negligence against these corporations, levied.

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https://www.change.org/p/the-un-general-assembly-institute-a-global-ban-on-genetically-engineered-food-and-crops
 
Genetically engineered food and crops have contaminated the Global food system and undermined food security and must be banned.The institutional Collusion, in relation to genetically engineered food and crops, among corporations, governments, universities and regulatory agencies has been endemic; this collusion has sadly spread to certain scientific publications.  For the sake of food security for present and future generations: (i) this collusion must end; (ii) the precautionary principle must be invoked, (iv) genetically engineered food and crops, banned; (v) the charters of Monsanto et al, revoked; and (vi) charges of gross/criminal negligence against these corporations, levied.
 
 
We are living in a wake of corporate/government/university/ negligence from previous harmful substances that were once deemed safe for human health and the environment. Given the unattended consequences of genetically engineered foods and crops, and the global commitment to the precautionary principle, it becomes imperative to institute a complete ban on genetically engineered foods and crops. There is sufficient emerging scientific evidence to justify the banning to prohibit all further production and export of genetically engineered foods and crops.  
 
In1999, Vandana Shiva organized the BIodevastation II Conference in Delhi Where the following Global Declaration was endorsed by all but one of the participants;
Biodevastastion II Global Ban Declaration
 
(i)  A global ban on genetically engineered foods and crops;
(ii) A global ban on the patenting of life forms;
(iii) An end to the exploitation of the knowledge of farmers, peasants and indigenous peoples;
(iv) A global support program for promoting organic agriculture and other forms of ecological farming, and for instituting a fair and just transition program for affected farmers and communities.
 
The following signatories support the Biodevastation II Global Ban Declaration
And urge the UN General |Assembly to invoke article 22 and set up an international Tribunal to investigate allegations made against Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Pioneer  HiBred,  Calgene, Ciba-Geigy, Asgrow, Zeneca,  Aquabounty, symbio * and to revoke  their charters
 
 

Background

* canola (Calgene);Bacillus thuringirnsis (Bt) corn/maize (Ciba-Geigy); cotton resistant to the herbicide bromoxynil (Calgene); Flavr Savr™ tomato (Calgene); BtCotton (Monsanto), soybeans resistant to the herbicide gltphosate (Monsanto); virus-resistant squash (Asgrow); additional delayed ripening tomatoes (DNAP, Zeneca and Monsanto); Alfalfa (Monsanto); transgenic Salmon ([Aquabounty); GE vanilla (Symbio)  ,  sunflower oil, rape seed oil suger beet ,PMI  usedin  maize, rice, cassava, wheat, barley, sugar beet, watermelon, tomato, squash, cabbage, sunflower and oilseed rape., neonicotinoid, (Syngenta); the world’s largest seed companycorn [affectedmonarch butterfies] (Pioneer HiBred); Seminis – sweet corn (Monsanto); Bovine Growth Hormone  (Monsanto, American Cyanamid, Eli Lilly UpJohn).

 

 

 

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