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In Portugal three regions (the Algarve region and the Madeira and Azores islands) have declared themselves GMO-free.
Additionally, 27 municipalities all over Portugal have passed GMO-free declarations: Alcochete, Alenquer, Aljezur, Amares, Arouca, Barreiro, Cadaval, Coimbra, Constância, Lagos, Loulé, Mértola, Moita, Monforte, Mora, Moura, Odemira, Ponte da Barca, Portimão, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Rio Maior, Salvaterra de Magos, Sintra, Soure, Terras de Bouro, Vila do Bispo and Vila Verde.

Organisations and institutions active on GMO

Portuguese GM-Free Coalition Plataforma Transgénicos Fora
In Portugal a NGO Platform was created in 1999 which has since been fighting for a GMO-free country and against a huge public information deficit. Besides individual members, there are twelve organisations directly involved in the coalition (ARP, ATTAC, Campo Aberto, CNA, Colher para Semear, FAPAS, GAIA, GEOTA, LPN, MPI, QUERCUS, SALVA) mostly from the environment and agriculture sectors.


Lucern, April 2009
Margarida Silva , Portuguese GM-Free Coalition
Presentation: Portugal & GMO (pdf, 1,6 MB, English)


Cyberaction Stop the Crop
Zonas livres de transgénicos: Petição à Comissão Europeia. Download in pdf-format   doc-format