Genetic engineering: appeal to Aigner


Genetic engineering: appeal to Aigner

With an appeal for GMO-free animal feed, the organization "Campact! - Demokratie in Aktion" appeals to the Federal Minister of Agriculture Ilse Aigner. The background to the appeal is a vote by the EU Commission next Tuesday. There it will be decided whether the inclusion of genetically modified plants in animal feed will be permitted in the future. So far, loads that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and that are not licensed cannot be fed in the EU. According to Campact, this zero tolerance rule could now be overturned. The organization sees the lobbying forces of the feed industry as the driving force behind the vote, to whom the previous regulation should be a thorn in the side. According to Campact, they should work to ensure that the commission decides on a limit per tonne on Tuesday.

Campact describes the possible future genetic engineering components as impurities and points out that the expected new regulation would not even be adopted in the United States, which would otherwise be considered genetically friendly, to introduce such a limit value. Camapct continues to describe the affected plants as illegal and demands that the German Minister of Consumer Protection vote against them. Tomorrow Monday there will even be an advertisement in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) in the constituency of Aigner.

Campact has formulated an appeal for support, which 45,000 people are said to have already signed and sent to the Federal Minister. By Tuesday there will be a total of 60,000 signatories. (tf)

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