The ban will enter into force as from November 2015. The resolution was tabled by the animal rights party (Partij voor de Dieren). Already in 2011 the Parliament called on the government to ban all non-agricultural use of glyphosate, so including its use by municipalities or rail maintenance. But the Dutch government created lots of loopholes. Now a ban on the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides in garden centers is unavoidable. A huge victory!
The journal, stressing in its letter to Mr Séralini that there was no speak of fraud or unethical research. The decision was rather based on the fact that no firm conclusions could be drawn from the findings, something that was known all along. Normally, such grounds are never regarded sufficient to take such a drastic step. Normally only misbehaviour, redundant publications are listed as reasons to withdrawn publications in this journal.
Sofia Gatica, activist from Cordoba, Argentina, who appears in the film on this website testifying on the impact of RoundupReady soy crops grown around her community, was recently threatened and beaten up. These events followed a two month blockading action that started on September 19 in the city of Malvinas, on the site where Monsanto wants to build the largest GM maize seed producing plant in South America.
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The lawsuit undertaken by citizen groups seeks to protect the “human right to save and use the agrobiodiversity of native landraces from the threats posed by GMO maize”, said one of its initiators. Since 2001, evidence of contamination of Mexico's native corn varieties by GM maize varieties (principally Monsanto's RoundupReady maize) has been documented.
About the Stop the Crop campaign
This website and film present some of the dangers of GM-crops, and call for people across Europe and beyond to take action to stop them. We need a future of food and farming that benefits people and planet, and not the pockets of big business. We need to stop GM-crops from spreading across Europe. You can sign up for updates and alerts opposite.