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Panel Discussion
09:00 - 10:00 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

SOS GMOs! The need for a citizen-peasant alliance to protect the right to seeds in Europe

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09:00 - 10:00 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

SOS GMOs! The need for a citizen-peasant alliance to protect the right to seeds in Europe

Did you know that in some countries EU farmers are criminalised for using and exchanging their seeds? And that the EU is opening the doors to new GMOs? Did you know that a group of NGOs – including the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) – has launched a petition against this opening, and that farmers can bring their governments to court in case of violation of the current GMO regulation?

We will try to answer these questions through the help of peasants, the seed carers par excellence. Peasant seeds contain peasant knowledge, the solution to today’s food and climate injustices. That is why we need to protect them, reproduce them and ensure that they germinate! In this session, peasants of ECVC will help us to see the asymmetry between the inaction of European institutions and the potentiality of a citizens-peasants alliance to safeguard the right to seeds.

Este es sólo el audio de esta sesión. Reprodúzcalo junto a la grabación silenciada de la sesión anterior.