[fyeg_gen-l] Fwd: BiteBack: Stop the EU from backing down on GMOs

markus petz councillortothewise at yahoo.de
Mon Nov 22 18:34:26 CET 2004

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> Datum: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 13:47:37 GMT
> Von: owner-biteback_updates at foe.co.uk
> An: biteback_updates at foe.co.uk
> Betreff: BiteBack: Stop the EU from backing down on
> GMOs
> November 2004
> Dear Friends,
> The European Commission is attempting to overturn
> bans on genetically modified (GM) food and crops
> that Austria, France, Greece, Germany and Luxembourg
> put in place to protect its citizens and the
> environment. On 29 November the Commission will ask
> all EU member states  to vote against these bans. If
> the European Commission gets its way, these five
> countries will have to lift their bans and allow
> more risky GM products into their countries. The
> move is yet another case of the Commission acting
> under pressure from the US led trade dispute at the
> World Trade Organisation (WTO). A pro biotech
> decision would also send a worldwide signal to other
> countries not to ban GM crops.
> Please take action by sending a letter, fax or email
> to your Environment Minister today, demanding them
> to vote NO! to proposals by the European Commission
> to end national bans on risky GM food! Email your
> minister at
> http://www.foeeurope.org/dont_put_my_health_at_risk
> Best wishes,
> Jane Hutchings
> New Economics & Trade Team
> Friends of the Earth 
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Markus Petz
Communications Officer
Federation of Young European Greens 


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