Petitioning Presidents and Prime Ministers of one's country

The UN General Assembly: INSTITUTE A GLOBAL BAN ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE FOOD SUPPLY AND DESTROYED FOOD SECURITY

Letter to
Presidents and Prime Ministers of one's country
INSTITUTE A GLOBAL BAN ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS


DECLARATION CALLING FOR THE BANNING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS
CONCURRING THAT We are living in a wake of corporate/government/university/ negligence from previous harmful substances that were once deemed safe for human health and the environment. Given the unintended consequences of genetically engineered foods and crops, and the global commitment to the precautionary principle, there is an ethical imperative to institute a complete ban on genetically engineered foods and crops. The precautionary principle reads; Where there is a threat of loss of biodiversity or of irreversible harm to human health and to the ecosystem, the lack of full scientific certainty, of a threat, should not be used as a reason to postpone measures to prevent the threat. (Rio Declaration, and Convention on Biological Diversity, UNCED, 1992)

There is sufficient emerging scientific evidence to justify the the prohibiting of all further production and export of genetically engineered foods and crops.

Aware that in 1999, Vandana Shiva organized the BIodevastation II Conference in Delhi Where the following Global Declaration was endorsed by all but one of the participants;

Biodevastastion II Global Ban Declaration
(i) A global ban on genetically engineered foods and crops;
(ii) A global ban on the patenting of life forms;
(iii) An end to the exploitation of the knowledge of farmers, peasants and indigenous peoples;
(iv) A global support program for promoting organic agriculture and other forms of ecological farming, and for instituting a fair and just transition program for affected farmers and communities.
The following signatories support the Biodevastation II Global Ban Declaration

And urge the UN General |Assembly to invoke article 22 and set up an international Tribunal to investigate allegations made against Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Pioneer HiBred, Calgene, Ciba-Geigy, Asgrow, Zeneca, Aquabounty, symbio * and revoke their charters
Name address signature

Background
* canola (Calgene);Bacillus thuringirnsis (Bt) corn/maize (Ciba-Geigy); cotton resistant to the herbicide bromoxynil (Calgene); Flavr Savr™ tomato (Calgene); BtCotton (Monsanto), soybeans resistant to the herbicide gltphosate (Monsanto); virus-resistant squash (Asgrow); additional delayed ripening tomatoes (DNAP, Zeneca and Monsanto); Alfalfa (Monsanto); transgenic Salmon ([Aquabounty); GE vanilla (Symbio) , sunflower oil, rape seed oil suger beet ,PMI used in maize, rice, cassava, wheat, barley, sugar beet, watermelon, tomato, squash, cabbage, sunflower and oilseed rape., neonicotinoid, (Syngenta); the world’s largest seed company corn [affectedmonarch butterfies] (Pioneer HiBred); Seminis – sweet corn (Monsanto); Bovine Growth Hormone (Monsanto, American Cyanamid, Eli Lilly UpJohn).

LONG TIME CONCERN OF SCIENTISTS

Arpad Pusztai and the Risks of Genetic Engineering
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18101.cfm

Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments
http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/openlet-cn.htm

800 Scientists Demand Global GMO “Experiment” End
http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9180:800-scientists-demand-global-gmo-experiment-end&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210


Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Why_Glyphosate_Should_be_Banned.php 2012

New Study Proves Bt Toxins in GMOs toxic to Mammalian Blood
http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9137:new-study-proves-bt-toxins-in-gmos-toxic-to-mammalian-blood&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

Longest-Running GMO Safety Study Finds Tumors in Rats
http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/gmo-safety-zmgz13amzsto.aspx#ixzz2WPHEdBlJ

Scientists issue safety warning over GM food as Government pushes for public acceptance of controversialcrop | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2469738/Scientists-issue-safety-warning-GM-food-Government-pushes-public-acceptance-controversial-crop.html
Institute for Science in Society calls for banning GMO Now
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Ban_GMOs_Now_-_Special_ISIS_Report.php

GM Scientist Changes Opinion and Now Wants GMOs Banned
http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9468:gm-scientist-changes-opinion-and-now-wants-gmos-banned&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210

Rise of Superweeds
http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/food_and_agriculture/rise-of-superweeds.pdf