Crop Biotech Update

Petition for Change in Europe's GM Legislation

October 14, 2011

Plant scientists are calling on Europe to change current laws and adopt science-based genetically modified regulations. They posted an online petition for those who wish to support them.

"We share the views of 41 leading Swedish plant scientists (http://bit.ly/n8IgVc) that current legislation of GM crops is not based on science, ignores recent evidence, blocks opportunities to increase agricultural sustainability and stops the public sector and small companies from contributing to solutions," they said. The group likewise called on pressure groups and organic trade associations "to cease and desist from blocking genetic solutions to crop problems."

The online petition is at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/changeeugmlegislation/.