Spanish civil society groups Friends of the Earth Spain, Access Info Europe and Greenpeace have taken legal actions to claim for transparency on GMO cultivation. Spain has been growing GM-crops since 1998 with a complete lack of transparency and control.
Up to now in Spain failed to organise public register for GM fields (as mandatory in the European law 2001/18), so organic and conventional farmers cannot tale measure to protect their fields against contamination with GM crops. Farmers also haven’t any chance to take legal actions when contamination happens.
Pflanzenökologin Angelika Hilbeck von der ETH Zürich über Diffamierungskampagnen gegen gentech-kritische Wissenschaftler
In Italy, the issue of GMOs has in fact given rise to a phenomenon of active resistance in defense of an agricultural culture rooted in farmers’ knowledge and in the quality of food. To date in Italy, GMOs are only present in transgenic soya imports that end up hidden in livestock feed.
In the link below you can find an interesting report on the history of the Italian Network of GMO-Free Organizations.
source (p. 117-119): http://www.navdanya.org/attachments/Latest_Publications5.pdf
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