Stop the Crop

For a sustainable, GMO-free future

Several European governments opened door for highly toxic GM maize

July 11th 2013

GM maize SmartStax can be imported to Europe, if Commissioner Borg doesn't veto it

Today representatives from all European governments voted about the import of GM maize, called SmartStax from Monsanto. Whilst several representatives rejected the authorisation, they did not reach the necessary majority to stop the European Commission to allow that the maize can be enter our food chain. This maize produces 6 different toxins and resists herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate .

Here you can see how your government voted:

In favour of the authorisation

  • UK, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Estonia, Denmark and Belgium

Abstain:

  • Italy, Germany, Bulgaria

Against:

  • Slovenia, Austria, Malta, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Cyprus, France, Croatia, and Greece

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.