I don not understand, how is it possible to bypass EU legislation???? At the
moment as far as I know there is still a ban in the EU for the production of
gmo crops. So how is it possible to bypass legislation in place????
Feladó: "almuthbernstinguk" <almuth@...
Elküldve: 2006. szeptember 4. 10:30
Tárgy: [biofuelwatch] Forwarded appeal for help from Poland
A Polish environmental group concerned about GM crops is asking
people to support their letter-writing campaign against GM
biofuels. They are scared that GM biofuels will introduce GM into
the food chain and might bring a host of environmental and public
I must say that our campaigns group have not so far discussed GM
biofuels, which is why our manifesto says nothing about them (I'm
sure we will be discussing it shortly!). Meantime, however,
individuals might well want to write something in support of the
From: Fundacja ICPPC <biuro@...
As you may be aware, the new interest in the agricultural production
bio-fuels opens the door for GM oilseed rape and other GM seeds to be
imported into European Countries for the purpose of processing into
bio-fuels. At first glance this may not look like a problem, but the
is that it can be a 'Trojan Horse' for contaminating the seed chain
by-passing existing controls. WE THEREFORE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT OUR
PREVENT THIS HAPPENNING IN POLAND WHERE A STRONG POSITION HAS ALREADY
TAKEN TO KEEP THE COUNTRY GMO FREE. BY SIGNING AND SENDING ATTACHED
TO THE POLISH PRESIDENT, YOU WILL BE HELPING TO RAISE AWARNESS OF
AND KEEPING THE DOOR FIRMLY CLOSED TO ALL GMO IN POLAND.
With kind greetings,
Jadwiga and Julian
ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside,
Miedzynarodowa Koalicja dla Ochrony Polskiej Wsi
34-146 Stryszów 156, Poland tel./fax +48 33 8797114
www.icppc.pl www.gmo.icppc.pl www.eko-cel.pl
Pan Prezydent Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
Kancelaria Prezydenta RP
00-902 Warszawa, Poland
Fax.: +48 22 695-22-38,
We are writing to you concerning the Bio Fuel Act which has, we
understand, just passed through the Upper and Lower houses (Sejm and
There is a serious danger that the passing of this act will allow
into Poland large consignments of genetically modified oilseed rape
seeds (and possible other GM seeds in the future) intended for
processing into bio-fuels in Polish factories.
If these imports are accepted, there is a strong likely hood of
cross contamination occurring through spillage and through the
intentional or unintentional mixing of conventional and GM seeds.
All the good work done to keep GMO out of Poland in the Seeds Act
(which we understand is not stopping the import of GM seeds for
industrial purposes) and the Animal Feed Act will be undermined if
GM seeds are allowed into your Country for bio-fuels production.
We do not believe that it will be possible to maintain effective
segregation of GM and non GM seeds once they are allowed into
Poland. There is no visible distinction between them. This virtually
guarantees GMO getting into the Polish food chain, to the environment
(ex. spread during transport, packing) and quite possibility into
agriculture, as they will be unwittingly planted on the assumption
that they are conventional seeds.
A much better solution will be to encourage Polish farmers to grow
their own biomass crops, without recourse to agrochemicals and mono
cultural systems that destroy soil fertility and the rich
biodiversity of the Polish countryside.
First and foremost, we strongly urge you to use your prerogative and
not sign the current Bio Fuel Act until appropriate changes have
been incorporated. In this way you will maintain the integrity of
the excellent policies so far enacted, to keep Poland and Polish
food completely free of GMO.
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