how to fix the world’s broken food system. We need agroecology, to respect and
promote biodiversity, and centre crop resilience and knowledge-sharing. We
need a system that places diversity, fairness, and balance with nature at
its core. Lobby groups for new genetically modified organisms (GMOs) claim to
have the answers too – but their ‘solutions’ are very different.
briefing by Friends of the Earth Europe sets the story straight: the push to
deregulate new GMOs threatens biodiversity, farmers autonomy and consumers’
why Friends of the Earth Europe is calling on the EU to:
Strictly apply the
relevant EU directive to block patent claims on plants, animals and organisms
that are not based on patented GMO technology.
Regulate the new
generation of GMOs under existing GMO laws to ensure freedom of choice for
consumers, farmers and breeders, and for new technologies to go through
stringent safety checks and labelling before being marketed.
Support real solutions
to climate change and nature friendly farming in public policies.