No new GMOs through the back door
Don't allow GMOs to go untested and unlabelled. Sign the petition!
To political leaders in Europe:
As concerned citizens, we urge you to rigorously apply European Union legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to each and every GMO considered for sale in Europe, whatever the method used to create it.
National governments and the European Commission should leave no doubt that new GMOs produced through gene-editing and other techniques are subject to EU GMO law, which requires rigorous risk assessment, detectability and labelling. They must reject the industry’s attempts to bypass EU law and public opposition to GMOs, in order to safeguard the public and the environment.
The European Commission said it would publish a legal analysis to tell national governments what's in and what's out of EU GMO law. The GMO companies, supported by the US government, are lobbying the Commission heavily to exclude the new techniques from GMO rules. If the new GMOs were to escape regulation, any negative impacts would go unchecked, and there would be no way to avoid them.
We need to make sure our politicians don't allow GMOs to enter Europe through the back door – sign this petition now to stop the new GMOs. Together we demand that our political leaders fully apply crucial laws designed to protect our health and the environment and not to bypass them for the sake of industry profits.