Stop the Crop

For a sustainable, GMO-free future


Italian ministers of Agriculture, Public Health and Environment have finally signed a joint decree banning the cultivation of the genetically modified maize MON810. This is the result of a broad rejection to GM crops among public opinion and institutions all around the country. Italy is the eighth European country to approve a MON810 ban.

Today the Italian Health minister required that the authorization of the cultivation of GM maize (technical name Mon810) should be immediately suspended in Italy and all other European countries. This is a reaction to a scientific report by the Italian Agricultural Research Council (CRA) about the insecticide producing GM maize. This announcement moves Italy closer to the bans of the GM maize from seven other European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg and Poland), and it is the result of the Italian public rejection which unites farmers , consumers, environmentalist from all the country.

In Italy, the issue of GMOs has in fact given rise to a phenomenon of active resistance in defense of an agricultural culture rooted in farmers’ knowledge and in the quality of food. To date in Italy, GMOs are only present in transgenic soya imports that end up hidden in livestock feed.

In the link below you can find an interesting report on the history of the Italian Network of GMO-Free Organizations.

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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.