How the contaminated plants got onto the farm remains a complete mystery. No GM wheat is authorised for commercial growing in the US. The USDA has not approved any test sites for the GM wheat found in Oregon, but 100 test sites of the same wheat were grown in 16 US states between 1998 and 2005
According to Danish media, "Monsanto will halt production of genetically modified corn in all of Europe, except Spain, Portugal and Czech republic. The agribusiness multinational states not to spend any more money on trials, development, marketing, court cases or anything else to get GM corn accepted in Europe."
The March Against Monsanto has seen millions in 436 cities in 52 countries challenging biotech corporations and protesting against genetically modified foods, which despite bans in some states due to potential health hazards remain legal in many others.
The European Parliament has endorsed negotiations around the EU-US free trade agreement, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This agreement threatens food safety in Europe by potentially opening Europe’s doors to a range of new GM crops.
In the past decade, the United States has aggressively pursued foreign policies in food and agriculture that benefit the largest seed companies. The U.S. State Department has launched a concerted strategy to promote agricultural biotechnology, often over the opposition of the public and governments, to the near exclusion of other more sustainable, more appropriate agricultural policy alternatives.
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.