View Full Version : Please take action to stop GM potatoes in Sweden

06-02-11, 11:54 AM
Support the activists who are preventing the planting of the risky GMO potato Amflora in the North of Sweden. Ask the Swedish government to ban the cultivation of the GMO potato just like other countries already did.

On the one hand the Swedish government is acknowledging that the European risk assessment of GMOs is too weak and asks the EU for improvement but on the other hand they are not taking any action to prevent the poorly assessed Amflora from being cultivated. The government claims that Sweden only approves GMOs that are safe, but Amflora simply is not safe. Amflora was approved under the same guidelines that the government previously criticised.

The BASF potato was altered to include a gene which contains resistance to antibiotics. And not just any antibiotics, but ones defined by the World Health Organisation as being of 'critical importance', to fight tuberculosis and other serious diseases. This is why EU law already forbids such GMOs with an included antibiotic resistance.

Read more and sign: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/getinvolved/gmo-potato/

06-02-11, 03:50 PM

06-03-11, 04:13 AM

06-03-11, 09:38 AM
Yeah, did that, as well!

06-03-11, 05:48 PM