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2006-05-02 |

Veles - the first GMO free municipality in Macedonia

On April 26th the municipal council of the town of Veles, Macedonia, declared its territory GMO free, including the prohibition of growing and production of GMOs, detailed provisions for controls and an mandate to demand similar action from the government of Macedonia.</p><p><a href="http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/news/veles_gmofree_declaration.doc">The GMO free declaration of Veles</a></p><p><a href="http://www.popovashapka.com/macedoniainfo/cities/city_veles.htm">More about the City of Veles</a>

2006-04-20 |

Polish Senate Approves National Ban on GMO Seeds

Poland's upper house of parliament banned trade and plantings of genetically modified seeds on Thursday, increasing the risk of a conflict with Brussels for adopting legislation that breaks EU rules.</p><p><a href="http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/36072/story.htm">Reuters</a>

2006-04-19 |

Europe's Food Safety Agency says banned GMOs pose no risk

Europe's leading food safety agency gave the green light on Wednesday for five genetically modified crops and foods that are banned in certain EU countries, saying they posed no risk to human or animal health.</p><p><a href="http://www.checkbiotech.org/root/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsletter&topic_id=6&subtopic_id=33&doc_id=12615">checkbiotech.org</a>

2006-04-18 |

EC approved GM crops despite safety fears

New documents released to Friends of the Earth reveal that the European Commission has been approving genetically modified foods and crops despite having serious doubts over their health and environmental impacts. Both Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace have today called for a suspension in the use and sale of all GM foods and crops until the safety issues have been addressed.</p><p><a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/press/2006/joint_18_April_GMOs.htm">Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace: Joint Press Release</a></p><p><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4917302.stm">BBC News</a></p><p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/04/18/ugm.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/04/18/ixportaltop.html">The Daily Telegraph</a>

2005-12-22 |

Belarus: GM labelling decree enters into force

Labelling of genetically modified food is now law in Belarus. The Belarus government issued a decree requiring labelling of GMOs in spring this year.</p><p><a href="http://www.consumersinternational.org/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=94824&int1stParentNodeID=89650&int2ndParentNodeID=89677&int3rdParentNodeID=92710&int4thParentNodeID=92710&int5thParentNodeID=92710&int6thParentNodeID=92710&int7thParentNodeID=92710&int8thParentNodeID=92710&strSubSite=1&strLHSMenu=89650">Consumers International</a>

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