Global Status of Genetically Engineered Crops

Publication - 18 January, 2007
2006 – a year of rejection by consumers, farmers, and governments around the world.

Greenpeace activists create a gigantic 60 metre "NO" sign crop circle in a maize field in the state of Estado de Mexico, Central Mexico. Greenpeace is demanding the Mexico Government reject proposals to break a long standing moratorium against the cultivation of genetically Modified Maize in the region.The protest marks a day of action with Greenpeace creating crop circles in maize fields in three different continents:- Spain (Europe), Mexico (America), Philippines (Asia).

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Executive summary: The rosy picture that the industry-funded International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) is trying to paint of genetically engineered crops and their benefits for farmers and consumers is not consistent with the massive and continuing opposition from consumers, farmers, local and regional authorities, national governments and even from major food companies. 2006 was another “Year of Rejection” for GE crops and GE foods.

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