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    Help Our Health by Signing an Legislation Against GMO!

    I usually hate EU but they will have there chance now, when we gather enough people to make legislation against GMO (genetic modified organism)

    Are you with ous?

    http://www.greenpeace.org/internatio...on/EU-Petition

    We are currently a bit over 700000 people and we need to reach 1 Million people.
    What we do in life, echoes in eternity!

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    GM (geneticaly modified) foods are a symptom of our removal from the land. Industrial farming threatens the environment. There are more natural and less harmful technologies out there.

    Genetic research can deliver enormous scientific advances, both in medicine and in our understanding of the natural world. But when that research is applied to alter the genetic make-up of living organisms, it has the potential to cause enormous damage to human health and the environment.
    By manipulating the genetic make-up of plants and animals, genes from one species can be artificially inserted into another, unrelated one. This is supposed to give genetically modified (GM) organisms new abilities - such as maize that produces its own pesticide - which will be disease and drought resistant as well as being able to provide more food for the world's poor.
    At least, that's the theory, but after decades of research there are no GM food crops that live up to all this hype.
    Instead, the use of herbicides has increased and a wealth of contamination scandals (in which non-GM crops become polluted with GM material) have erupted. On top of that, farmers who were supposed to reap the benefits of GM technology are instead facing financial ruin and starvation.
    Corporate interests

    The multinational biotech companies such as Monsanto and Bayer Cropscience, who develop GM crops, own the rights to the varieties they develop, increasing their stranglehold on global agriculture and allowing them to generate vast profits. They make even more money by making their crops resistant to just one brand of herbicide - their own.
    As a result, the production of our food is governed by economic models rather than natural ones, and bodies such as the World Trade Organisation, the European Commission and several national governments are keen to force GM products on the global market.
    An international agreement called the Biosafety Protocol aims to regulate the use and movement of genetically modified organisms, but again biotech companies and governments sympathetic to their interests are attempting to disable it, making the familiar argument that environmental protection is a barrier to international trade.
    Contamination scandals


    Once GM crops are planted, cross-pollination means other crops often become contaminated and GM material ends up in the food chain. Contamination scandals are now commonplace, often originating from farm trials in which the GM crops are unapproved for human consumption.
    GM organisms are also serious threat to biodiversity. Designed to grow faster and stronger, they out-compete native varieties and, again, cross-pollination (which its supporters insisted was impossible) could result in their genetic material spreading far and wide, potentially altering entire species. Once they make it out into the wild, there is no way to recall them and we will have to live with the consequences.
    One technology we need to look into is Vertical-Farming: http://www.verticalfarm.com/

    With the use of hydroponic systems we can grow vegetables in different environments and all year round. Also, we utilise space by building upwards instead of outwards. Also, this methood helps cities to become more self-sufficient, reducing the need for imports and such.

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