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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ue autorizza 19 prodotti OGM "Juncker favorisce la Monsanto"


Tra i prodotti geneticamente modificati alcune varietà di mais, soia, colza e cotone, oltre che a due varietà di garofani come fiori da taglio. Greenpeace accusa: "Juncker favorisce la Monsanto" (11 ok sono per suoi prodotti)



L'Unione europea ha sdoganato 19 prodotti geneticamente modificati, inclusi prodotti alimentari, cibo per animali e fiori recisi.
"Tutti questi ogm (Genetically Modified Organisms) approvati oggi sono stati testati e dichiarati sicuri (per la salute umana) prima di essere immessi nel mercato europeo", si legge in un comunicato dell'Unione europea. Tra i prodotti autorizzati, undici appartengono alla multinazionale americana Monsanto, precisa la commissione.
La statunitense DuPont e le tedesche Bayer e BASF sono le altre aziende produttrici degli ogm autorizzati. Le autorizzazioni, della validità di dieci anni, saranno aggiunte all'attuale lista di 58 alimenti e mangimi già accettati nell'Unione. 
Oggi è stato dato il via libera ad alcune varietà di mais, soia, colza e cotone, oltre che a due varietà di garofani come fiori da taglio. Secondo il gruppo ambientalista Greenpeace, le nuove autorizzazioni dimostrano che il capo della Commissione Ue Jean-Claude Juncker "si avvicina agli Usa e a Monsanto" piuttosto che ai cittadini dell'Unione. 
"Nei giorni scorsi Juncker ha infranto la promessa di cambiare le norme che inviano sui mercati Ue le colture OGN, anche se la maggioranza dei Paesi è contraria" ha detto la direttrice di Greenpeace per la politica alimentare Ue Franziska Achterberg
"Oggi ha aperto le dighe a un'altra marea di colture OGM solo per compiacere le aziende biotech Usa e i negoziatori sul commercio. Questo è il TTIP in azione". 
Il Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), colossale e controverso progetto di intesa commerciale Usa-Ue, è attualmente in via di negoziazione.

Ue autorizza 19 prodotti ogm, inclusi alimentari. Greenpeace: "Voi vicini a Usa e alla Monsanto" 24 aprile 2015

STOP TTIP contro la liberalizzazione degli OGM APRIL 19, 2015

The European Union's executive body approved the import of 19 genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sparking criticism from environmental advocates who say the action is a gift to corporations and a slap in the face to democracy.

According to a statement from the European Commission, seven of the authorizations are for renewals, 10 are for new food and animal feed, and two are for cut flowers. The products include maize, soybean, cotton, oilseed rape, and carnations. Eleven of the products are made by Monsanto.
The statement adds that the products have already been given favorable approval by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and that the authorizations are for a 10-year period.
The approval of the imports follows a proposal from the Commission earlier in the week to allow member states to ban GMO imports only on the basis of socio-economic impact or public interest, not environmental concerns.
Among the criticisms of Friday's move are that the majority of the EU's residents have said they don't want GMOs.
Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said that European Commission President Juncker's "decision just confirms that he has no intention of bringing the EU closer to its citizens. Instead, he’s moving closer to the US and Monsanto."
Achterberg also denounced the proposal from earlier this week, saying that with it, the Commission head "broke his promise to change rules that force GM crops onto the EU market even if a majority of countries opposes them."
Food safety spokesperson for the Greens in the European Parliament, Bart Staes, rebuked the move as well, stating: "Giving the go-ahead to these GMOs is an affront to democracy: a majority of EU member states voted against the authorization of almost all of these GMOs in Council and there is a clear and consistent majority of EU citizens saying no to GMOs. It is further democratic blow that these approvals were carried out by a simple and opaque written procedure, rather than by a formal decision of the Commission."
"European citizens do not want GMOs," Staes continued. The Commission must stop ignoring this fact. We need an EU authorization scheme that takes account of this opposition and we are concerned that this week's proposals from the Commission merely aim to make it easier to get GMOs authorized at EU level by providing member states with the 'carrot' of a legally-dubious opt-out."
Achterberg added that the corporate-friendly approval foreshadows dangers the pending Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal between the EU and U.S. will bring.
Juncker "opened the flood gates to a new wave of GM crops only to please U.S. biotech corporations and trade negotiators. This is TTIP in action," she added.
Echoing Achterberg, Staes cautioned that "It seems the Commission is just putting its fingers in its ears and doing the bidding of biotech corporations. However, this gung-ho approach to GMOs also has to be seen in the context of the EU-U.S. TTIP negotiations and the long-running U.S. campaign to force their GMOs onto the EU market."

Approval of GMO Imports Moves EU 'Closer to Monsanto' April 24, 2015

MONSANTO CAUSES CANCER APRIL 23, 2015


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