Poland: Anti-GMO protesters call for veto new seed law

Politicians and celebrities, including Polish pop star Doda, have called on the President of Poland to veto a law on GM crops, claiming that the Polish countryside is at risk.

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I want to choose what I eat,” Doda told a small crowd outside the Presidential Palace on November 25th, protesting against a genetically modified seed bill which will be voted on in the Senate on 29 November, where it is expected to gain the necessary majority, and will then await the signature of President Bronislaw Komorowski.

Doda, a regular in the tabloid newspapers, told anti-GM supporters that if you want to know what happens to your health after eating food from GM crops then look at the United States. The protesters delivered a petition to President Komorowski which implored him to veto the new law. “It is our understanding that this Act will open Poland to the commercial planting of GM crops and to their ‘coexistence’ with non-GM plants. This will destroy the good name of Polish food and farming amongst those who particularly single-out Poland for its high quality produce,” the letter reads. “We now also have dramatic evidence that ingesting even small doses of GM feed can cause major health problems, including infertility, cancer and death, in rodents tested under laboratory conditions by acclaimed scientists.”

The new law is opposed by all opposition parties in Polish Parliament.

Read more (in Polish) here: Doda o GMO: Traktuje się nas jak szczury w laboratorium