Stop the permission to cultivate GM-potato trial fields in the Netherlands.
  • Petitioned Mr. J. Atsma

This petition was delivered to:

Dutch minister of Environment
Mr. J. Atsma
Chairman of the EU
Mr. D Tusk

Stop the permission to cultivate GM-potato trial fields in the Netherlands.

    1. Miep Bos
    2. Petition by

      Miep Bos

      Lelystad, Netherlands

The  Dutch Ministry of Environment gave permission to the Foundation DLO (part of the University of Wageningen) to go ahead with GMO potato trial fields in several places in the Netherlands. The mark is PorM/RB IM 10-006. The Foundation DLO uses commercial GM-potatoes of the multinationals AVEBE and of BASF. The GM potatoes have antibiotic-resistance genes.





of 12 March 2001 says:


 (22) The issue of antibiotic-resistance genes should be taken into particular consideration when conducting the risk assessment of GMOs containing such genes.

2. Any person shall, before submitting a notification under part B or part C, carry out an environmental risk assessment.

The information which may be necessary to carry out the environmental risk assessment is laid down in Annex III.

Member States and the Commission shall ensure that GMOs

which contain genes expressing resistance to antibiotics in use for medical or veterinary treatment are taken into particular consideration when carrying out an environmental risk assessment, with a view to identifying and phasing out antibiotic resistance markers in GMOs which may have adverse effects on human health and the environment. This phasing out shall take place by the 31 December 2004 in the case of GMOs placed on the market according to part C and by 31 December 2008 in the case of GMOs authorised under part B. 


A general principle for environmental risk assessment is also that an analysis of the .cumulative long-term effects. relevant to the release and the placing on the market is to be carried out. .Cumulative long-term effects. refers to the accumulated effects of consents on human health and the environment, including inter alia flora and fauna, soil fertility, soil degradation of organic material, the feed/ food chain, biological diversity, animal health and resistance problems in relation to antibiotics.

on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing

Council Directive 90/220/EEC


We ask Mr. Atsma and Mr.Tusk to protect the EU environment and the health of people and animals. Please don't permit these trails.


The European GMO-free Citizens don't want these GM-potato trials and have written this petition, which you can sign. We will also go to the Dutch Council of State in the Hague. This topic and these signatures will be brought to their attention.

 Voor de Nederlandse mensen klik hier voor meer Nederlandse informatie. Translation: For Dutch people click here for more information in Dutch.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Dr. Mercola ask you to see his video.

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      A strong call to see to it that GMs will be labelled in the USA.

    3. Hearing 15th of May 2012 10 h

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      After many months the hearing will be held at the Dutch Council of State. Everybody in the Hague join us! Na vele maanden is er dan eindelijk een zitting in Den Haag bij de Raad van State. Komt allen!

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. 10/16/11: Millions Against Monsanto Call to Action

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      This World Food Day, people all around the U.S. are getting out to bring 1,000,000 people into the Millions Against Monsanto campaign for labels on genetically engineered foods.

    6. GM-potatoes: phytophthora breakout in Belgium.

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      Same kind of GM-potatoes got the disease in Belgium on a trial field.

    7. Please sign my 1rst petition.

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      This pettion will also be shown to the Dutch Council of State on October the 3rd. in the Hague.

    8. Phytophthora in the whole of the Netherlands

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      In een artikel van het Agrarisch Dagblad van 26 augustus 2011: “Phytophthora slaat toe in heel Nederland” ( inloggen) , worden precies de plaatsen genoemd waar deze proefvelden zijn waar opzettelijk de ziekte werd geïnjecteerd in de planten.

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. The Dutch Amazing Newsblog wrote about this petition.

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      This Blog explains what it is all about in Dutch.

    11. Reached 50 signatures
    12. Read the letters

      Miep Bos
      Petition Organizer

      Secret letters of the FDA on GMOs.


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