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2005-05-06 |

Hokkaido regional legislation on GMO planting

An ordinance entering into force in January 2006 to control the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Hokkaido aims to prevent cross-pollination between GM and non-GM crops. The strict regulagtions, which will practically prevent GMO growing aims to gain consumers' confidence and further enhance the image of Hokkaido brands</p><p><a href="http://www.japanfs.org/db/database.cgi?cmd=dp&num=965&dp=data_e.html">Japan for Sustainability</a>

2005-05-05 |

Canada: Prince Edward Island considers GMO free status

Canadas "potatoe" island Prince Edward Island might be the fist GMO free area in the country. Hearings are being held by the legislative assembly and a controversial debate is on</p><p><a href="http://www.assembly.pe.ca/consult/biotech.php">PEI offical web-site: Biotechnology and Prince Edward Island</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,62521,00.html">Wired: Canada Island May Boot GMO Crops</a>

2005-05-05 |

Bulgaria: New GMO law

The new Bulgarian law on GMOs has been published March 27th. It is intended to harmonize with EU legislation, but falls short of that according to "Agrolink" and other Bulgarian NGOs. The law provides for 30 km protection zones around natural protection areas and special protection for organic fields. It also prohibits the release of genetically modified tobacco, rose for oil, grapevines, vegetables and fruits, cotton and wheat</p><p><a href="http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/countries/bulgaria/bulgaria.html">NGO statement on new Bulgarian GMO law</a>

2005-04-26 |

Poland: New GMO free Province

Pomorskie Province (with capital Gdansk) has declared itself GMO free. It is an area on the Baltic sea, popularwith tourists. The area is 18,000km2 and has a population of 2.2 million.Also a commune in Dolnoslaskie Province called Dziadowa-Kloda has declareditself a GMO Free Zone. There are 4,600 citizens in Dziadowa-Kloda and the area is105km2.

2005-04-22 |

Declaration of 1.000 GMO-free zones in Ireland

One thousand GMO-Free Zones were declared throughout the island of Ireland today - 22nd April, Earth Day 2005 - by farmers, food producers, hotels, restaurants, markets, pubs, retailers, and homes North and South of the border. These sites require legal protection from contamination by genetically modified (GM) seeds, crops, trees, livestock and fish. Hundreds of participants have placed GMO-FREE ZONE signs outside their place of business</p><p><a href="http://www.gmfreeireland.org/press/GMFIearthday2005.pdf">GM-free Ireland Press Release (pdf)</a></p><p><a href="http://www.gmfreeireland.org">GM-free Ireland Homepage</a>

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