Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Earlier this week we reported a victory for anti-GMO activists when it was announced that Poland banned GM crops under new legislation.
“The North-Eastern European country, Poland, has become the latest EU nation to ban the production of genetically modified (GM) crops, although, the European Food Safety Authority has approved GM crops as being safe for cultivation. Poland’s Ministry of Agriculture has opted to take advantage of a special ‘safeguard clause’ which allowed them to reject these GM crops, allowing Poland to protect their agricultural base from contamination.” (Waking Times)
Unfortunately, however, in what appears to be a classic political deception, this recent news is, sadly, just not true. The recent news seemed like cause for celebration, but, it actually legalizes the trading of GM plants and seeds. (Sir) Julian Rose, President of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC), a grassroots organization to liberate the Polish agriculture from GMO farming has alerted us that:
“The New Year dawned with Prime Minister Tusk announcing to the World that Poland is to ban the planting of GM seeds as of 28 January 2013. But he is not banning ‘trading’ of GM plants and seeds.
If trading is allowed what sort of control will be in place to stop planting? Answer: none.
Farmers will soon become aware that they will become responsible for any infringements should their land become contaminated by GM plantings. So all responsibilities and costs will land-up with farmers should their crops become cross contaminated.”
- Poland’s GM Crop Ban: Nothing More Than Classic Political Deception (amresolution.com)
- Poland’s GM Crop Ban – Nothing More Than Classic Political Deception (wakingtimes.com)
- Farmers Land Stolen For GM Food Production (infiniteunknown.net)
- Farmers Land Stolen for GM Food Production (farmwars.info)
- GMW: Poland becomes eighth EU country to ban Monsanto maize (prn.fm)