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Poland bans cultivation of GM crops

By Joanna Sopinska | Monday 07 January 2013

Poland has become eighth EU member state to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as safe. This would affect two crops, which are at the moment authorised for cultivation in the EU: Monsanto’s MON810 maize and BASF’s Amflora potato. A decision to this end will enter into force on 28 January.

Warsaw has invoked a ‘safeguard clause’ that allows individual member states to ban the cultivation of GM crops provided they prove that these may be harmful. Justifying its decision, the Polish Agriculture Ministry cited concerns that GM crops may cross-pollinate with non-GM crops and MON810 maize pollen may find its way into honey. The ministry also pointed to the absence of scientific assessments confirming that GM crops are safe for the environment and people. After approving a new law, on 2 January, the government has to notify its decision to the European Commission. The notification has to include a scientific justification of the ban.

“The government has delivered on its promise,” Greenpeace Poland’s ‘Stop GMO’ campaign coordinator Joanna Mis said in a statement. “We are happy that Poland has joined the club of countries that ban the cultivation of GM crops.

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Good post so thanks. LL :)

Good post so thanks. LL :)

Individualism-
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

unfortunately

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Why is this down-voted?

Why trolls who undermine work of activists here are not banned?

Why only DP nick Pollman was banned & not the several accounts that he created that he proudly says were not banned?

Just asking.

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Whether trolls or not, there are plenty here

at the DP whose knee-jerk reaction is to defend corporations and/or denounce regulations of any sort whatsoever - and especially as regards Monsanto - as if to defend "capitalism." As if all those who don't want their genetic makeup messed with are "leftists." Ron Paul understands that what we have today is not free-market capitalism. But truly, the founders never intended for us to be ruled by big government OR big corporations. Today we're ruled by both, in cozy relationship to each other. I remember the post when Polish beekeepers took a stand: http://www.dailypaul.com/236787/poland-beekeepers-kick-monsa...

I'm always linking this great article I highly recommend: "Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States" http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_accountability/his...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

corporatism has to die

Thank you!

Wonderful links!

Because of people like you we will win this good fight.

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Thanks for this post

And don't stress about the trolls. You just give then an excuse to come out and try to mess with you.

Jebane pizdy.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Thanks

One troll who was banned here twice now wants to SUE me and the DP because as a Canadian he thinks I have no legal right to help spread the message of Liberty.

I give him the finger.
And folks like him just make me work harder.

Thanks brother!

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No one is going to sue you.

No one is going to sue you. Geesh. However, it is illegal for you to be involved in any American political activity that involves an election or fundraising. Its clearly stated in the FEC foreign national brochure. You can express your opinion about our politics until you're blue in the face, but once you start stumping for a candidate or promote any fundraising you are breaking our laws. At that point, it will be the candidate who will bear the burden for your interference. So, please, do us all a favor, if you really want liberty for us Americans then stay away from anything having to do with our candidates or elections.

http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/foreign.shtml

Blessings )o(

If ANYBODY, including LL, illegally interferes with our election

process, I will immediately request he/she/they be banned from this site.

I will state for the record that unconstitutional laws are not Constitutional, thus not laws. I do not want infiltraitors to misinterpret this post.

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"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

so says

You were banned here in the past
LOL

talking about breaking the law.

I replied to your email.

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False

I have never been banned. This was and is my only account. False accusations always have a way of proving the truth.

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"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

hmm

Sue Jesus Christ.

He happens to NOT being an American.

Guess who saved the life of wounded Gen. George Washington?
POLISH NON AMERICAN!

He received later honorary American Citizenship.

I have no idea why you and your several DHS troll co-workers are still allowed to roam around here.

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I have no idea what you are

I have no idea what you are talking about. I tried to let you know that you will not be sued. But, our laws do say that you can't be involved with anything to do with elections or fundraising. Pretty simple and clear cut to be sure. Not sure why you don't get it or respect it. And, I don't appreciate the insults when I did not insult you. I simply pointed out facts that you choose to ignore which will put any candidate you choose to promote in jeopardy. I, for one, don't appreciate you doing that to any of our liberty candidates.

Seriously, you say you want liberty in America, but why do you continue to insist that you will promote candidates and throw moneybombs when its clearly illegal for you to do so and will jeopardize the campaign of our candidates? If someone is threatening to sue you over it, then it will be that candidate that pays the price, not you. We as Americans can't afford to take that risk. So, please respect our laws. If you want to participate, may I humbly suggest you get yourself a green card and move here. Then you'll have every legal right to participate in our election process.

Blessings )o(

stop trolling my threads

create your own pseudo-activist.

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That's it man

Use their BS to fuel you to keep going. And remember that you have control to not respond to negative comments. Even if you do you know what comes back will not be an intellectual response so why bother in the first place?

Perpetuate the positive not the negative. Try it for a week or two and you'll see how much easier it is to keep clear headed.

And last time I checked there's only some imaginary lines on a map that "separate" people from each other. Not everyone has the capacity to see the bigger picture yet so just let them act out and show their own true colours. Liberty is not an American or Canadian issue. It's a Human issue.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Well said

"Liberty is not an American or Canadian issue. It's a Human issue."

Thank you for your words of wisdom.

Salute!

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Because we shouldn't be celebrating this

Are you excited that a foreign government banned a specific good? Don't you think we should have the right to cultivate whatever crops we want?

Also, you are a grown man. Quit acting like a spoiled child and get a job. If you have nothing better to do then cheer foreign oppression of rights and whine about trolls on the DP, then it is probably time to do the people of Canada a favor and stop living off of their tax-payer funded welfare.

By your surprising logic

If some cozy and connected group and their elitist government cohorts decide to force you into some misrepresented function that yet unrealized by you, directly benefited their "friends" at the pharmaceutical companies and perhaps hundreds of other related industries at the expense of your health and money, that would be fine. Well, isn't that what we are already having problems with? For instance o-bamacare. Who does that benefit? For one, the big connected insurance companies will now be guaranteed payment by the federal government. There are hundreds of other industries that stand to benefit from that gov teet as well. The people will not however, but we will pay dearly for it. Just sit back and watch as the costs go up and the referrals to government approved "health care facilities" and health "workers" soar. Next will probably be a move to unionize the workers like the TSA.

Fortunately, the connected elites in government who lie to the people so they can make way for "connected" unethical humans are being exposed at an ever faster rate now thanks to free information and the exposure of previously hidden science. 50 years ago we were told smoking was healthy, lead in gasoline was fine, asbestos was harmless, etc. We are not stupid sheep any more and the people are becoming educated. We should applaud this educated move by those people and the milestones that people everywhere are starting to reach. I for one, do.