Monthly Archives: January 2013

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The pro-GM lobby’s seven sins against science

An interesting article by Peter Melchett from  the Soil Association. “The role that genetically modified (GM) food should play in our food chain is a highly contested political issues. One interesting facet of the debate in the past year has … Continue reading

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BASF decides to stop GM potato research in Europe

The Fortuna Potato was part of the promotional test field in Wetteren, Belgium in 2011. From their official press release: ” The company will also discontinue the pursuit of regulatory approvals for the Fortuna, Amadea, and Modena potato projects in … Continue reading

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Group of flemish organisations demands GMO-labelling, also for animal feed.

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A cluster of farmer, environmental and North South organisations , together with the biggest consumer organisation in Flanders, Test Aankoop, demands GMO labelling, also for gm soy imports, and challenges biggest farmer union (Boerenbond) to support them. More (in Dutch).

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Persoverzicht – Revue de Presse – Press Review Proces Tribunal Patate 15 jan 2013

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Berichtgeving en nieuws rond het Aardappelproces van 15 januari 2013 – Revue Presse autour le Procès  de Pomme de Terre  du 15 janvier 2013 – Press Review around the Potato Trial of 15 January 2013. . . Video De Wereld … Continue reading

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Soutien de l’Union des Fédérations d’Apiculture de Wallonie et Bruxelles (UFAWB)

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L’U.F.A.W.B. soutient les 11 de Wetteren. L’U.F.A.W.B regroupe  l’ensemble des Fédérations apicoles de Wallonie et de Bruxelles. Elles mêmes regroupant les sections et rucher-écoles des différentes provinces. C’est donc plus de 1500 affiliés qui sont regroupés au sein de l’Union.

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CP du Mouvement d’Action Paysanne – M.A.P. (14/1/13)

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Communiqué de presse – Le Mouvement d’Action Paysanne Solidarité avec les 11 accusés du grand échange de patates OGM Le 15 janvier 2013, un procès important se tiendra à la cour de justice de Termonde, celui des 11 accusés de … Continue reading

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European Greens Support Potato Activists

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You can find the solidarity statement here. Or underneath: Deliberate attempt to criminalise opposition to GMOs in Belgium In Spring 2011, a few hundred activists from the Field Liberation Movement that opposes GMO crops interfered with an outdoor field experimental … Continue reading

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Hot news: Biggest union in Wallonie FGTB supports Patatistas

Le FGTB soutient les Patatistes! Les 11 arracheurs de pommes de terre OGM ne sont pas seuls (version 140113) le nouveau liste des signataires (politique, syndical, ONG, individus, fermiers). De Waalse ABVV steunt nu, net als haar Vlaamse zusterpartij, de beklaagden … Continue reading

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Belgium – Judges deny anti-GMO activists a fair trial

Debate on GMOs refused by court Dendermonde/Brussels, 15/01/2013 – In the presence of a huge crowd of supporters from a range of organisations, the court of Dendermonde (Belgium) has denied 11 anti-GMO activists the legal right to a defence in … Continue reading

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Press Release: Belgium – Judges deny anti-GMO activists a fair trial

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Debate on GMOs refused by court Dendermonde/Brussels, 15/01/2013 – In the presence of a huge crowd of supporters from a range of organisations, the court of Dendermonde (Belgium) has denied 11 anti-GMO activists the legal right to a defence in … Continue reading