Genetic engineering campaign 2006-2010 - GMO-free Regions

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 10 months ago)

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Genetic engineering
campaign 2006-2010
GEERT RITSEMA
Where we stand – commercial planting
cotton
Canola,
maize,
soya
Soya
Maize
Cotton
Soya,
maize
Soya
Cotton
Commercial GMO planting 2006 :
No major increase. Few new areas. Others gone GE free. No new varieties
80 % planted in 3 countries, 55 % in US
Only 5 varieties (soya, cotton, maize,
canola, papaya)
maize
maize
papaya
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Key campaign successes
2006
• Commercialisation of GM rice halted
globally
• Biosafety Protocol: terminator technology
stopped
• EU: Ministers support the right to ban GM
crops
• Mexico: Monsanto barred from planting
GM corn
Key campaign successes
2006
• Romania: GM soya growing banned
• Thailand: GM papaya halted
• Russia: Feed importres go GM free
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Overarching campaign
goals 2007-2010
• Safeguard biosafety and
foodsecurity
• Stop and prevent releases of
GMOs into the environment
Key Battlefields (1)
• Stop GM food and GM feed imports
globally
• Protect centres of crop origin and crop
diversity
• Expose and fight back GM contamination
• Strengthen Biosafety Protocol
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Key battlefields(2)
• Stop commercial introduction of GM rice
• Keep Brazil largely GM free
• Prevent commercial GM maize cultivation
in Europe
K eep
K eep
Brazil
Brazil
largely
largely
GE free
GE free
Stop
GE rice
Stop GE Rice
Genetic engineering campaign 2007-2010
Keep GE papaya out
Stop GE
Rice
Stop GE food and feed imports
Stop GE food and
feed imports
Stop GE maize
cultivation
Win GE
labelling
Expose papaya contamination
Stop GE maize
Stop GE feed imports
Stop GE maize
Biosafety
Biosafety
Protocol
Protocol
Win GE labelling
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Workshops
• National and regional legislation (focus on
banning Monsanto‘s GE maize in the EU)
• Preparation of CBD and Biosafety Protocol
2008
www.greenpeace.org/international/
campaigns/genetic-engineering