Ask Poland's President to veto the new GMO Seeds Act
ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, 13 November 2012
Once again we urgently call upon your help to stop the pro GMO 'Seeds Act' becoming law in Poland.
We have an extraordinary situation here: the bill that would make GM plants and seeds legal in Poland is currently progressing through the Polish parliament. In spite of a very close call, it has cleared the lower house and is going to the upper house for a reading.
We have no chance of defeating it there - so our last chance rests with the who has the power of veto.
This is exactly where we were this time last year! Then, the President rejected the Seeds Act.
Now he must do that again if we are to have any chance of preventing GMO corporate agribusiness establishing themselves on Poland's beautiful, diverse farmlands and surrounding countryside - not to mention the un-recallable pollution of the food chain and the massive health problems that we now know would follow.
You will be playing a vital part in blocking the disaster which would follow any liberalization of the current law.
PLEASE SEND THE 'ready letter' BELOW (or write your own message) to the President URGENTLY!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT send the above message when you send the below letter! You must sign the letter at the end and you can add any further comments, or write your own message if you wish.
Together we can save the Polish Countryside!
With best wishes,
Julian Rose and Jadwiga Lopata,
ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside
[MODEL LETTER FOLLOWS]
Mr President Bronislaw Komorowski,
Kancelaria Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
ul. Wiejska 10
We call upon you to take action to prevent the passage of the bill known as 'The Seeds Act' passing into law.
It is our understanding that this Act will open Poland to the commercial planting of GM seeds and plants and to their 'coexistence' with non GM plants.
This will destroy the good name of Polish food and farming amongst those who particularly single-out Poland for its high quality produce.
It will also directly conflict with citizens rejection of GMO throughout Europe and the fact that nine European Countries have already banned GM maize MON 810, including France and Germany.
We now also have dramatic evidence that ingesting even small doses of GM feed causes major health problems, including infertility, cancer and death, in rodents tested under laboratory conditions by acclaimed scientists.
Those who knowingly open their Countries to such deadly foods must be held responsible for the outcome. There is absolutely no case to be made for allowing GM ingredients into the food chain. It is simply a sign that those who hold political office are afraid of confronting the corporations who have absolutely no interest in human, animal or environmental health.
Mr President, we count on you to support the promotion of good, sustainable farming practices and real food, by refusing to allow genetically modified seeds and plants to be imported and grown in your country.