Stop the Crop

For a sustainable, GMO-free future

Brazil

A comunicação social brasileira noticiou na semana passada que culturas de milho transgénico estão a ser destruídas pela lagarta do cartucho, precisamente a praga a que este milho era suposto resistir. De acordo com os relatos de agricultores, a tecnologia transgénica está a revelar-se obsoleta no estado do Paraná e no Distrito Federal (onde se situa a capital, Brasília).

O milho transgénico em causa (nome comercial: Herculex) produz em toda a planta uma toxina que mata as pragas que dele se alimentam, nomeadamente a lagarta do cartucho.

Brazilian news reported last week that GM maize fields are being destroyed by the pest the crop was designed to resist, the Fall army worm. Farmers have reported that in the Federal District around the nation’s capital Brasília, and the state of Paraná, growing resistance in pests to the crop’s toxins is making GM-technology redundant.

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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.