Here in Canada our doofus prime minister is focusing on non-existent problems, such as the wearing of the niqab, in order to win votes in the coming federal election. Protect your people Stephen Harper!
Bulgaria sent out ten letters via the Ministry to the European Commission to ensure that “no GM crops will be grown in our country.”
Bulgaria has led the way with GMO banning in Europe, with the ban of 8 GM maize varieties, one GM soy variety, and one GM carnation variety – sending a clear message that crops which have been tinkered with in a lab are not favorable to Bulgarians.
For years now, the country has stood strong against companies like Monsanto, Dow, and Syngenta to ensure that its people are eating food that isn’t questionable in nature. Bulgaria’s former Agriculture Minister Prof. Dimitar Grekov has even said that the ban on GMOs in Bulgaria will never be canceled!
Meanwhile, in the US, we are fighting a sitting duck Congress, bought-out Senate, and even a president who can’t seem to follow through with his campaign promise to label GMOs, let alone support a ban on them.
All of Europe is banning GM crops seemingly as fast as they possibly can. Who runs our country?
Wales and Bulgaria Latest to Join Massive EU Wave of GMO Bans
Like falling dominoes, more and more European Union countries have decided to stamp out the growth of genetically modified (GMO) crops within their borders.
According to Greenpeace, as the Oct. 3 deadline to notify the European Commission approaches, at least 14 European Union countries and three regions—which represent 65 percent of the EU’s population and 66 percent of its arable land—are in the process of banning the cultivation of GMO crops in its territories.
As of today, Austria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland as well as one regional administration (Wallonia, in Belgium) have formally notified the commission of their intention to ban GMO crop cultivation, Greenpeace said.
There are impending notifications from Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Slovenia, as well as and three regional administrations—Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the UK, Greenpeace noted.
These governments have chosen the “opt-out” clause of a European Commission rule passed in March that allows its 28-member bloc to abstain from growing GMO crops, even if they are already authorized to be grown within the union. Wales and Bulgaria were the most recent to join the growing ranks.
This wave of GMO-bans across Europe signify a distrust of EU GMO crop approvals, Greenpeace noted.