Project Censored, a California based media monitoring organization, and Yes magazine have put together a list of the top 10 stories of hope of 2007. Number five on their list the growing grassroots movement against GMOs. Greenpeace has played a great part in a number of victories over the biotech industry in past year, including the moratorium on Terminator Seeds and most recently the decision to ban genetically engineered organisms.
Worldwide opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is beginning to pay off
Grassroots activism has raised concern about GMOs from a fringe idea to national policy—from a GMO-free state in Brazil to a citizen’s jury in Mali, people are rejecting these foods. A United Nations panel, in the face of fierce opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, upheld a global moratorium on “terminator” plants, which are genetically engineered to produce sterile seed, requiring farmers to buy seed every year instead of saving seed from their crops.
UN Panel Upholds “Terminator Plant” Moratorium
Lilja Otto, YES! Magazine #38, Summer 2006.