|Take action on MEPs! (5/6/2006)|
[info c/o ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside]
ONLY 22% OF MEPs DON'T WANT GMOs!!! BUT IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO TAKE ACTION!
[Here's a breakdown. It's followed by ACTION advice on what to do]
COUNTRY - NO. OF MEPS/NO. OF SIGNATURES
[for right of EU countries & regions to make own decisions on import and planting of GMOs]
Austria - 18/7
Belgium - 24/4
Cyprus - 6/6 Bravo!!
Denmark - 14/4
Finland - 14/1
France - 78/22
Germany - 99/18
Greece - 24/17
Hungary - 24/6
Ireland - 13/4
Italy - 78/6
Latvia - 9/3
Lithuania - 13/4
Netherlands - 27/5
Poland - 54/30
Portugal - 24/8
Slovakia - 14/2
Spain - 54/2
Sweden - 19/4
UK - 78/7
Czech Republic - 24/0
Estonia - 6/0
Luxemburg - 6/0
Malta - 5/0
Slovenia - 7/0
70 to 80% of citizens in the European Union countries don't want GMOs, but only 22% of Members of the European Parliament. SO WHO DO 78% OF MEPs REPRESENT? Why do they ignore our letters and fail to endorse the wishes of the people? Are most European Parliamentarians in the pocket of the dominant agribusiness corporations?
WE MUST NOT LET THEM REMAIN SILENT ABOUT SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE!
So far 160 MEP's have signed up to the Written Declaration number 14/2006 on genetically modified food, seeds and fodder whose main call is for the right of EU countries & regions to make their own decisions concerning the import and planting of GMOs.
The European Parliament is in a position to challenge the European Commission through the means of this declaration. It requires 50% of MEPs to sign the document in order for it to become official and would send a powerful message to European policy makers at a crucial time in the GMO debate.
IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO PERSUADE MEPs TO SIGN THE DECLARATION ! The cut-off point for this declaration to be accepted is June 12th. . Please help us by once again sending letters to MEPs and by distributing this information as widely as possible.
To help you we made LISTS OF THE E-MAILS OF THE MEPS WHO DIDN'T SIGN:
1. Go to http://icppc.pl/pl/gmo/index.php?id=224.
2. Click on the name of the country
3. Copy e-mails of the MEPs who didn't sign from this country
4. Add letter demanding MEPs to sign...
With kind regards, Julian Rose and Jadwiga Lopata