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The industrial agriculture lobby is on the offensive to avoid missing its opportunity with a second generation of GMOs, especially after Europe imposed strict rules on the first generation. Agribusiness’ main objective is to exempt  so-called “new breeding techniques” (NBTs) from previous GMO regulations, and thus avoid testing, monitoring and labeling. In short, the best scenario for the industry would be deregulation, which is again relying on their old narratives of feeding the world and reduced pesticide use, to convince public opinion.

A true ecological transition is only achieved by supporting local farmers, seed sovereignty free of patenting, promoting agroecology, a circular economy, short supply chains and safeguarding food sovereignty. Not by giving in to the pressures of corporations, who wish to keep the industrial agriculture systems the same,through the imposition of new genetically modified varieties and distribution systems that have led to the current environmental crisis.

Resources

Petition to say #IChooseGMOfree (April – November 2022)

New GMOs: civil society organisations along with organic and agroecological producers reject the European Commission’s opinion in favour of alternative regulations (May 2021)

The Gmo Revival (April 2021)

Webinar ‘GMOs are a failed Technology. The future is GMO-Free’ – Highlights (March 2021)

Truths and lies about new and old GMOs – Testing the industry narrative (February 2021)

Additional resources

UNFSS – Where Multinationals Continue to Design our Food Systems and Control our Diets (July 2021)

Bill Gates & His Fake Solutions to Climate Change (April 2021)

Gates to a Global Empire – Campaign 

OWNING SEEDS THROUGH PATENTS AND NEW GENE EDITING GMO TECHNOLOGIES – Vandana Shiva

GENE EDITING: UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES AND RISKS – GM Watch, Technical advisor: Dr Michael Antoniou

DRIVEN TO EXTERMINATE: HOW BILL GATES BROUGHT GENE DRIVE EXTINCTION TECHNOLOGY INTO THE WORLD – Zahra Moloo and Jim Thomas, ETC Group

GLOBAL RESISTANCE TO GENETIC EXTINCTION TECHNOLOGY – Navdanya

GATES FOUNDATION HIRED PR FIRM TO MANIPULATE UN OVER GENE DRIVES – Jonathan Latham

BIODIVERSITY, GMOS, & GENE DRIVES OF THE MILITARISED MIND – Vandana Shiva

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