Say No to GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as an organism (i.e. plants, animals, or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.

We are very concerned about the worldwide use of genetically modified crops.  The GM industry has made grand promises that GM will lead to better yields, improved nutritional value, pest resistance and so on but as yet not one commercially viable example has been produced, and pesticide use has in fact increased.

The profit driven GM industry prevents farmers from saving seeds, obligating them to purchase seeds exclusively from the company; the crops of non GM farmers can be contaminated by GM crops; and there is also great concern around potential harmful effects of GM on: biodiversity, livestock, human health (inc. increased allergenicity) and the environment in general.

As organic farmers we are against the increased chemicalisation of agriculture.

If you want to sign up to avaaz.org’s campaign to ban genetically modified organisms worldwide follow this link:
 http://tinyurl.com/hk8hr4w

More information about genetic modification can be found on the World Health Organisation’s website and the Soil Association’s website:

http://tinyurl.com/mjz7foh
https://www.soilassociation.org/our-campaigns/stop-genetic-modification/