Phrases like ‘harmonization’ and ‘regulatory cooperation’ are a frequently occurring part of TTIP trade speak. But in the end it’s all going one way: downwards.. to the lowest common denominator. What this means is that new, highly controversial GM seed lines will have virtually no publicly scrutinized safety-net to slow or halt their progress to the fields and dinner plates of Europe.
You have to know how to turn losses into victories. You can’t be a goody-good who thinks a decision by the authorities is the end of the battle. It’s fuel for the fire. You make hay out of it. You use it to arouse the public.
The people in Hawaii County voted that they did not want GMOs. The court overruled that vote in favor of the biggest pro-GMO agricultural corporation of all – state and federal biotech interests.
The Just Label It! campaign was not created to ban GMOs. It was created to gain their acceptance. A hard nut to swallow, but essential.
Part 4 of the panel discussion regarding the correlation of the increase of disease and GE crop data.