Thursday, April 17, 2014

Effective Immediately: France Bans All GMO Cultivation

"I do not want"
Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

The French National Assembly has made a sweeping declaration with a new bill, effective immediately. No more genetically modified crops.

On Tuesday, the French lower house of parliament adopted a law immediately banning cultivation of any GMO corn, due to environmental safety concerns.

Recently, they also made a halt decree to prohibit planting the only GM crop allowed in the EU - Monsanto's MON810 corn, with built-in insect resistance.

Jean-Marie Le Guen, the minister in charge of relations with parliament, said:
It is essential today to renew a widely shared desire to maintain the French ban. This bill strengthens the decree passed last March by preventing the immediate cultivation of GMO and extending their reach to all transgenic maize varieties.
Farmers and seed companies are challenging the rule, as they have blocked similar decrees before, viewing safety concerns insufficient. But Le Guen bound the rule so that member state decisions could not be litigated against.

The ban heads back to the Senate for final approval - if rejected, the French National Assembly gets to cast the final ruling. Future strains will be banned even if the EU states approve more.

Of course big biotech companies are not satisfied to let bans rest. If companies like Monsanto have any say, they'll be back. The EU actually wants to give them that final say.

Additionally, DuPont and Dow Chemical are poised to crash the EU again, if allowed. They already jointly developed Pioneer 1507 GM corn and most of the member states did not gather enough votes to block it.

It appears these companies have money, power and persistence on their side to keep pushing despite wide-spread consumer and safety concerns.


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Renard Moreau said...

[ Smiles ] That is good news! I can't wait for the other countries around the world to follow France's footsteps!

Anonymous said...

Mon dieu! Can I get an amen?!!!

Anonymous said...

Too bad my country [Brazil] is still a puppet at the hands of MonSatan and follows the footsteps of the american corporatocracy from the North... I can't wait to see Latin America liberated from the poison of GMO's.

Anonymous said...

France is looking more & more interesting a place too live in by the day. Fuck these uk-nazi;s with there tax haven avoiding corporate elite scumbags.

Viva la revolution; GunZenBomZ

Jim McMexico said...

Wonderful news from the French who value their food and hopefully their health and sovereignty .

teseeker said...

No more French-are-cowards jokes by ball-less Americans! GMO fake foods leave your youth sterile, while your elders die of cancer. All GMOs delete life after three generations!

joanofark06 said...

I WANT TO MOVE TO FRANCE!!! I'm soooo proud of them!! Way to go France!

Zeolite said...

Good for France! I hear the state of Vermont now requires labeling of GMO foods and products containing GM ingredients can no longer be labelled as "natural." Good start!

MindBodySpirit said...

Let's hope the rest of the world follows their brave example!

Anonymous said...

I believe Russia already baned the GMO's. Didn't they ? Go Russia !

Anonymous said...

Allez les bleus!
( btw, the bedsheet says "I don't want IT", not I don't want.

Anonymous said...

With all the people who are so vehemently against GMO's, it might be a good platform to run for political office.

Anonymous said...

Good news - reject the american gmo poison.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Franc..... Viva!! Now if only my country would do the same :-(

Anonymous said...

french beef prices will rise as it will be gm free ?

Anonymous said...

Americans have been sold a bill of goods re living in the "greatest country in the world." That certainly was the case until a few decades ago, but now we Americans put up with crap that no other Western country's citizens would accept. The rest of the world knows this, too. What a shame...

Anonymous said...

Amerika has now transformed into Gulag Central

May Jones said...

I'd like to know why Cameron is sooooo very desperate to get GM crops in the UK.
I wish he would *U*K OFF.
Good for France and Russia. They are putting other countries to shame, especially the UK with its grubby PM.

Chas Pinking said...

Viva la France!

Power Unseen said...

GMO should be allowed, on the management and CEO's signing papers accepting full PERSONAL liability for any damage or losses. But warn them they could lose their capital. See them run for the exit.

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