Archives for March 2012

GE cultivation bans in Europe

www.gmo-free-regions.org

Austria: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810, MON  863 and T25
Notified in June 1999, initially under Article 16 of Directive 90/220/EEC, and subsequently maintained in February 2004 under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;

France: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Notified in February  2008, under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC; and under EU Regulation 1829/2003

Germany: in April 2009 the agriculture Minister, Ms. Aigner, announced a ban on cultivation and sale of MON 810

 

“~ GMOs now BANNED in many nations throughout EUROPE:
Compromise legislation is being debated this afternoon, see live webcast here: http://video.consilium.europa.eu/ These nations include: Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Switzerland — plus many regions within other nations, as can be found by clicking on country names in the left hand column of this page from 2010 http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo-free-regions/bans.html
National Bans of GMOs in Europe
www.gmo-free-regions.org
Austria: Ban on cultivation of Monsantos maize MON 810, MON 863 and T25Notified in June 1999, initially under Article 16 of Directive 90/220/EEC, and subsequently maintained in February 2004 under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;
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Whole Foods is Taking a Step Toward Sustainable Seafood

March 30, 2012 www.chow.com | In a major victory for embattled sea creatures around the globe, Whole Foods announced today that it will stop selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically unsustainable methods. The grocery chain’s new policy will go into effect on April 22, otherwise known as Earth Day.

 

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Whole Foods Market is the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood, which is a fish species suffering from overfishing or that current fishing methods harm other marine life or habitats.
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