We have been eating Genetically Modified (GM) crops for nearly twenty years.
MADGE at the International Monsanto Tribunal
Fran Murrell, co-founder of MADGE, was part of the Australia/Pacific delegation who travelled to the Hague to represent our farmers and eaters at the International Monsanto Tribunal.
Five judges have heard the evidence from around the world of the damage being done by Monsanto's pesticides and GMO crops. They will release an 'Advisory Opinion' on whether Monsanto's actions are in compliance with international law and UN conventions such as the Rights of the Child. The Advisory Opinion will be used to help advance international law and the attempts of victims to obtain justice. The Monsanto Tribunal was organised by civil society.
Here are the reports from MADGE's Fran Murrell:
Open letter to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and aid agencies.
MADGE is concerned that the definition of gene technology, GMO and GM product will be removed via proposed changes to the Food Standards Australia
We are eating unlabelled and untested nano particles in food.
What is genetically modified food, why is it controversial and how do I know if I’m eating it? By Fran Murrell
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