Keep Pioneer’s GM maize from the fields!

20th December 2013
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Very soon, the ministers of all EU countries will decide whether Pioneer’s GM maize (technical name 1507) will be allowed to be grown in Europe. We are calling on you to take action now!

Pioneer GM MaizeThere are many problems with this GM maize that produces its own insecticides. It could pose risks to butterflies and moths and there has been no research on its impacts to other beneficial insects such as bees and other pollinators. Additionally, the maize is tolerant to a powerful weedkiller (glufosinate-based, such as Liberty) which is classified as highly toxic by the EU. Contrary to EU rules, the required safety assessment linked to the use of this weedkiller has not been done.

For more information about Pioneer’s maize 1507 read Friends of the Earth Europe’s backgrounder here.

We are calling on you to write to key countries to help stop this GM maize. These are countries whose opinion matters most in the outcome.

Please select which country’s minister(s) you would like to write, and fill in the form.

Thank you for taking action!