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GM Crops Are Banned In Most Italian Regions

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Also in Italy: The largest retailer, Coop Italia, has a quality label for meat and dairy produce from livestock fed on certified GM-free animal feed.

In Italy: 16 out of 20 Italian regions, 41 provincias and 2446 municipalities have declared themselves GM-free
Download the full list of all GMO free regions, provinces and municipalities in Italy
(updated list, 2008)
Abruzzo, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano S├╝dtirol, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Molise, Piemonte, Sardegna, Toscana and Umbria are all members of the European network of GMO-free Regions


Switzerland also bans GMO:

Europe is going GMO-FREE






Switzerland Retailers Ban GM Food

Thumbs up for Switzerland!

The two largest retailers, Migros and Coop, systematically ban all GM food – including meat, poultry and dairy produce from livestock fed on GM feed – in their supermarket brands
Coop and Migros are the most sustainable retailers in the world. This was established by the Munich-based rating agency Oekom Research. Both retailers offer a wide range of products with environmental and social added value.
The independent Munich-based rating agency Oekom Research awarded Coop (first) and Migros (second) the gold medal in sustainability. 130 companies around world were reviewed, however, according to the agency, only eleven of them have a systematic sustainability management programme. Coop has a comprehensive sustainability strategy that includes all areas of the company, from logistics and production facilities to administration and points of sale.

GMO-Free Europe

Pop Quiz! What do all these countries have in common!?


Austria: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810, MON  863 and T25
Notified in June 1999, initially under Article 16 of Directive 90/220/EEC, and subsequently maintained in February 2004 under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;
France: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Notified in February  2008, under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC; and under EU Regulation 1829/2003
Germany: in April 2009 the agriculture Minister, Ms. Aigner, announced a ban on cultivation and sale of MON 810
Greece: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810. 
Application lodged in April 2005 under Article 18 of Directive 2002/53/EC, and subsequently in January 2006 extended/maintained the measure under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;
Hungary: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Notified in September 2006, under Article 23 of Directive   2001/18/EC;
Ban on cultivation and commercial use of potato Amflora 
Notified in June 2010
Italy: General ban on the cultivation of all genetically engineered (GE) crops. 
Notified by ministerial circular in March 2006. This ban will stay in place until the Italian regions have regulated the “coexistence” between GE, conventional and organic crops.
Luxembourg : Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Notified in March 2009, under Directive 2001/18/EC
Ban on cultivation and commercial use of potato Amflora 
Notified in June 2010
Poland: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810. 
Application lodged in March 2005 under Article 16 of Directive 2002/53/EC ( The EU’s Seeds Directive). The ban under the Seeds Directive affects 16 out of 31 MON 810 varieties. However, in May 2006 the Polish government complemented the ban with a general prohibition –based on national law- to sell any GE seeds in Poland.
Romania: Ban on cultivation of MON 810 maize announced by Environment minister Korodi on 27 March 2008. 
The Romanian government has indicated that it intends to install the ban on the same legal grounds as France:  under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC; and under EU Regulation 1829/2003. Enactment of the ban is expected in April 2008.
Switzerland: In 2005, the Swiss voted by referdendum a 5-year moratorium against the commercial cultivation of GM crops and animals. The Suiss government decided to extend this moratorium till 2013.

GMO-Free Zones in Europe:



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Conventional Almonds May Have Up To 9 Hazardous Pesticide Residues

Conventional ALMONDS have been found to have up to 9 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program.

Human Health Effects:
 1 — Known or Probable Carcinogens*
 4 — Suspected Hormone Disruptors
 3 — Neurotoxins
 0 — Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:
4 — Honeybee Toxins (Includes pesticides that are moderately acutely toxic, highly acutely toxic or chronically toxic to honeybees.)
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* All toxicological data was either compiled for this site — typically from U.S. EPA reregistration eligibility decisions — or obtained from data compiled for the PesticideInfo website

Reference: http://whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=AL

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