Testimonies of Contamination

Publication - 1 April, 2009
Spanish farmers' testimonies demonstrate the devastating impacts of contamination from Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) maize.

Executive summary: This report describes the socioeconomic and human impacts ofthe presence of genetically modified (GM) maize and of genetic contamination in Spain based on experiences in 2007. Greenpeace has collected a set of testimonials from producers who have been harmed directly or indirectly by contamination by Monsanto's genetically modified maize, MON810. It does not claim to offer an exhaustive view of the maize situation in Spain, but rather illustrates how their livelihoods are damaged by the presence of this GM crop. This collection of testimonials shows a clear reality: serious contamination of non-modified crops ishappening in the only EU country whose government allows MON810 on a commercial larger scale.

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Number of pages: 32

See also:

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering - the report documents numerous case studies demonstrating the adverse environmental, economic and social impacts of genetic engineering, suggesting sustainable agricultural solutions instead.

GE Contamination Devastates Canadian Linseed Industry