Stop the Crop

For a sustainable, GMO-free future

Recent news

World Health Organisation classifies glyphosate (Roundup) as "probably carcinogenic"

March 25th 2015

Roundup is sprayed widely not only in North and South America, where millions of hectares of GM crops are grown that have been made resistant to the herbicide, but also in Europe where it is used by farmers, gardeners and public authorities to kill weeds in public spaces, or on train tracks.  This is how the poison is contaminating ground and surface water on a large scale.

Europe urged to halt GM maize production immediately

March 5th 2015

The researchers, from Germany, collected data and monitored over a 10-year period how far maize pollen can travel. Currently, European Food Safety Authority suggests buffer distances of 20 to 30 metres between GM maize and protected nature sites. The new research finds that maize pollen in fact travels up to several kilometres. To protect sensitive species, such as butterflies and moths, from the insecticide-containing GM pollen, the buffer distances need to be in the “kilometre range”, according to the study.

Europe urged to halt GM maize production immediately

March 5th 2015

The researchers, from Germany, collected data and monitored over a 10-year period how far maize pollen can travel. Currently, European Food Safety Authority suggests buffer distances of 20 to 30 metres between GM maize and protected nature sites. The new research finds that maize pollen in fact travels up to several kilometres. To protect sensitive species, such as butterflies and moths, from the insecticide-containing GM pollen, the buffer distances need to be in the “kilometre range”, according to the study.

Belgian anti-GM activists acquitted of 'criminal gang' charge

January 6th 2015

This verdict emphasised the absurdity of persecuting people who defend social and environmental causes by participating in an action of non-violent civil disobedience for forming a criminal gang. According to the Field Liberation Movement and all their supporters this action was necessary to denounce the undemocratic nature of decisions around GMOs. Indeed, the field trial itself was judged illegal in a Belgian court (but was nevertheless allowed to continue). The Belgian Green Party is now proposing a new bill that aims to make it impossible to sue protesters as criminal organizations.

Pages

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.

Sign up

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.