A collection of resources and tools that can help you stop the further cultivation or import of GM-crops in Europe
Genetically-modified (GM) herbicide resistant crops have been grown commercially since 1995, mostly in North and South America. Cultivating herbicide resistant crops promotes, and significantly increases, herbicide use, forcing farmers onto a chemical treadmill – with ever increasing quantities of herbicides necessary to maintain their crops.
The pesticide industry and EU regulators have known since the 1980s and 90s that Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects – but have failed to inform the public.
This report, co-authored by international scientists and researchers, reveals that the GM-industry’s own studies (including research commissioned by Monsanto) showed that Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate causes birth defects in laboratory animals.
The report from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and Earth Open Source questions the independence of the European Food Safety Authority. The report explains how EFSA works, what science is used, how conflicts of interest occur, and how industry influences the agency’s work. The report aims to contribute to the debate on what changes are needed in the interest of food safety, public health and the environment.
Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, investigates the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction. He travels across the US, interviewing farmers and other specialists about their experiences of growing GM-crops. During the making of the film he heard problems of the ever increasing costs of seeds and chemicals to weeds becoming resistant to herbicides.
In short, the film shows US farmers urging great caution to be exercised by UK and European farmers in adopting this technology.
About the Stop the Crop campaign
This website and film present some of the dangers of GM-crops, and call for people across Europe and beyond to take action to stop them. We need a future of food and farming that benefits people and planet, and not the pockets of big business. We need to stop GM-crops from spreading across Europe. You can sign up for updates and alerts opposite.