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2005-05-13 |

Cyprus: Green Party calls for GMO free Island

The Green Party of Cyprus calls for a GMO free country.</p><p><a href="http://gmo-free-regions.org/Downloads/cyprus_green_party.pdf">Declaration</a>

2005-05-06 |

Poland: GMO free regions conference 11-12 May

Our campaign for a GMO Free Poland is now bringing together Provincialauthorities, activists and farmers in order to try and devise a commonstrategto enforce the GMO Free Zone status already in place in 9 Polish Provinces.We are running a conference on the 11th /12th May with participants fromall over Poland to launch this next phase and to build on the momentumalready achieved. It is a critical time for the Polish countryside. Thefirst GM fieldtrials have already been announced for this spring and there is the constantdanger of unauthorised seeds finding their way into the market. These arethreatsthat need to be directly addressed and, in common with other Europeanregions, there is no recourse to the law (national or EU) to provideprotection</p><p><a href="http://icppc.pl/pl/gmo/index.php">International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside</a>

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>

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