Save Our Seeds

Saatgut ist die Grundlage unserer Ernährung. Es steht am Anfang und am Ende eines Pflanzenlebens. Die Vielfalt und freie Zugänglichkeit dieses Menschheitserbes zu erhalten, das von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wird, ist die Aufgabe von Save Our Seeds.

Foto: Weizenkorn Triticum Karamyschevii Schwamlicum fotografiert von Ursula Schulz-Dornburg im Vavilov Institut zu St.Petersburg

United Kingdom

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Organisations supporting Save Our Seeds in your country

The Biodynamic Agricultural Association BDAA, Painswick Inn Project
Islamic Foundation For Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Kernow Grain Action Group
Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners Organisation
Lord Peter Melchett
National Association of Health Stores
Scarborough Against Genetic Engineering
Soil Association
Swindon Friends of the Earth
The Gaia Foundation
Beanbag Natural Health
The Gaia Trust
The Green Shop
Totnes Genetics Group
Unicorn Grocery
Whitby Against Genetic Engineering
Edwin Tucker & Sons Ltd.
GM Free Cymru
Five Year Freeze Campaign
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Genetic Food Alert (UK)
Grain Action Group
Highland Wholefoods Workers Co-operative Ifgene - International Forum for Genetic Engineering
Ifgene - International Forum for Genetic Engineering

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Sign the Petition

To Commissioner John Dalli
European Commission, Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Bruxelles, Belgium

I am concerned about a proposed European Commission Directive that would allow the contamination of non-genetically modified seeds with genetically modified organisms (GMO) up to a level of 0.3 to 0.7 percent. I want to be sure that the products I buy, which are not labelled as GM, do not contain GMOs either. This would no longer be guaranteed if non-GM crops growing in fields were to be contaminated by GM varieties at a level of 30 to 70 square meters per hectare without farmers even knowing about it.

In addition, I feel that such uncontrolled spread and propagation of GMOs is incompatible with the precautionary protection of the environment and human health.

I therefore ask you to ensure that the proposed Directive on seed purity does not allow the contamination of non-GM crops with GMOs. (The detection level, which currently allows for reliable control and compliance is set at a threshold of 0.1% percent.)

The purity of seeds has to be ensured by those who produce or wish to grow GMOs and not by those who wish to continue farming and consuming products without GMOs. Costs arising from this obligation must not be borne by consumers and certainly not by farmers. Liabilities will have to be covered by the producers of GMOs. Such a guarantee may have to be ensured in other directives, regulations and legislation before the proposed Directive enters into force.

Sign the petition online (Individuals)

Sign the Petition as an organisation sending an email (please prove qualification and provide a short description of your organisation)

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