On the eve of the European Union's deadline for member states and territories to declare their stance on allowing or banning genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, more than half of EU countries are asking to opt out—a total of 15 out of 28 members, according to the latest count by the European Commission.
It's great that all these jurisdictions are choosing the opt-out route that the law provides, but the law is a weak option that grants far too much influence to the corporate predators that run the GMO scam.
We need to keep our eyes on the prize:
- Disempower the predatory corporations;
- Overturn the extractivist industrial commodity agricultural paradigm (and economic paradigm);
- Institute holistic ecological agriculture, and holistic ecological democracy.
I would expect England under Cameron to want GMOs but Spain needs to quickly sweep out those in power and get Podemos in and stop GMOs there. Better yet, the EU should just ban them out right.
Ooooh, Monstranto won't like this but when these self thinking rebels are steamrolled into accepting the North Pac Trade Agreement then everything will settle down and the European small farmer will disappear as have most of them who run afoul of the genetic strains.
Not surprised at all that Flanders opted in to GMO's whilst Wallonia opted out. Flanders has become a political bridgehead for American style conservative politics.
Frankenfood can't conquer the continent
Can't wait till WE THE PEOPLE can opt out! Maybe each state can opt out of this thing we call a union?
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One of the reasons the EU exists is to put a few people in power who either support or can be corrupted by corporations and circumvent the will of the people in individual nations.
The push to force GMOs on Europe is but one example.