Stop the Crop

For a sustainable, GMO-free future

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A Alemanha posiciona-se firmemente contra os transgénicos

O cultivo de milho MON 810 da Monsanto foi proibido em 2009 e a batata transgénica Amflora da BASF foi um desastre económico desde o início: tinha sido autorizada em 2010, foi cultivada nesse ano em 15 hectares por um único agricultor e depois em 2011 foi cultivada em apenas 2 hectares. E nunca mais ninguém mostrou qualquer interesse nela. Além disso o número total de ensaios de campo tem vindo a decrescer: de um máximo de 6,7 hectares em 2007 baixou para 0,8 hectares em 2012 e finalmente para zero em 2013.

Pests are becoming resistant to genetically-modified crops, according to a new study of Bt corn and cotton

The study, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, looks at so-called Bt corn and cotton -- plants modified to exude Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacterium toxic to insects. U.S. and French researchers analyzed a total of 77 studies of 13 major pests covering eight countries on five continents. Five species were considered resistant by 2011, compared with only one in 2005, the study found.

A whole week of actions is being organized in Spain from 15th to 21st April against GM crops and for Food Sovereignty. Protests, concerts, workshops and other actions will take place all around the country.

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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.