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GMO-free Czech Republic / Ceska republika bez GMO

Did you know that the whole EU is free of genetically modified fruit and vegetables? In fact the EU is sooooo anti-GMO that the Czech scientists would like it to embrace more liberal attitudes toward this issue. Proffessor Drobnik who teaches biotechnology at the Charles Univeristy in Prague believes that genetically modified crops are safe and better for the environment than conventional plants because they require smaller amount of pesticides and herbicides. This in turn makes them less expensive and their yields are higher since fewer plants get damaged by pests.

Although the jury is still out wether GMO products harm us for sure it is a bit unnerving that all of the 27 states of EU are choosing to NOT use them.

CZ: Vedeli jste, ze cela EU – vcetne Ceske republiky – neprodava zadne geneticky modifikovane ovoce ani zeleninu? Evropska Unie ma z geneticky modifikovanych vyrobku takovy strach, ze i cesti vedci (jako napriklad profesor Drobnik, ktery uci biotechnologii na Karlove universite) by si prali, aby trosku na svych predsudcich ulevila. Profesor Drobnik sam tvrdi, ze GM potraviny jsou bezpecne jak pro lidi, tak pro zivotni prostredi, protoze potrebuji jen male mnozstvi pesticidu. Tim padem stoji take mene penez a produkuji vice ovoce/zeleniny, protoze je hmyz necha na pokoji.

Profesor Drobnik sice tvrdi, ze se niceho bat nemusime, ale ono to zas tak jednostranne nebude. Vedci stale jeste nad timto rozhodnutim hloubaji, ale zatim je trosku znepokojujici, ze celych 27 statu Evropske Unie se rozhodlo GM produkty vubec nepouzivat.

 

Source:

http://www.psrast.org/gefonmarket.htm

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-scientists-call-for-rational-debate-on-gmo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_11361.cfm

 

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8 comments… add one
  • Eva F/ October 20, 2012, 6:08 am

    Musim souhlasit s Evropou a Evropskou unii. Neni jednoznacne prokazano ze by GMO byly skodlive zdravi, ale to neznamena ze nejsou nebo se jejich skodlive vysledky neprojevi pozdeji. 🙁 Snazim se kupovat vyrobky organicke, ale i tu je mozna kontaminace. Nevim jak ve Evrope ale prave tu v USA jsou tyto vyrobky pouzivane k propagaci herbicidu a pesticidu ach jo neni nad vlastni zahradku

  • Tanja October 20, 2012, 4:50 pm

    Ahoj Evo, problem s temi organickymi vyrobky je taky ten, ze i ty byli kultivovane ze seminka/jadra, ktere uz pochazi ze GM ovoce/zeleiny :((. Nebo tomu rozumim spatne?

  • Eva F/ October 20, 2012, 7:33 pm

    no nemely by pokud jsou opravdu organicke ale to byva taky sporne, podle tech smernic tady si to Certified Organic muze na vyrobek dat skoro kdekdo 🙁

  • Marika (ta druha) October 21, 2012, 4:29 pm

    Absolutne NO MONSTANTO
    GMO jidlo je hruza a jsem proud ze Evropa to vi. Tet uz jen tady aby to nebylo…ach jo.
    Ja si stejne radsi zahradim. Mam nejlepsi rajcata ever!

  • Tanja October 24, 2012, 3:31 pm

    no jo, rajcatka z vlastni zahradky jsou k nenahrazeni :))

  • Sally stewart October 25, 2012, 11:11 am

    Hi! Am visiting your website from Pathfinders!
    Saw your post of genetically modified foods. Don’t go for it! I know so many people here in the USA that allergies of all kinds.
    I NEVER had allergies or food sensitities until I was in my late 50’s…am 68 now. I can’t help but wonder if the two aren’t related. There are more physicians here in the USA that are writing books on this subject that seem to believe it too. There seems to be no going back once this starts. Thanks for bringing up the subject. Oh, don’t forget that animals eat these foods too and it affects them as well.

  • Lida November 15, 2012, 9:54 pm

    Definitely NO to GMO!!! There’s quite a lot of studies out there, as a primer, I recommend Dr. Mercola’s website. Organics are actually very safe, certification has several stages, don’t forget, there’s such an effort going on from many mainstream companies, to discredit organically grown produce, that the certified organic isn’t just about “putting a sticker on”, as you suggest…

  • Richard Schenider July 23, 2013, 6:00 am

    Watch this documentary and learn all you need to know about GMOs. In this article the author seems to think GMOs are OK because of less pesticides. GMOs are made by chemical corporations like Monsanto, DOW, and others to sell MORE pesticides. Watch this full documentary and know the truth about GMOs. NO GMOS!!!!

    http://www.realnews24.com/seeds-of-death-unveiling-the-lies-of-gmos/

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