This, while three major countries jointly issue a warning that genetically modified organisms pose too large a risk for contaminating other plants. This follows the EUs recent authorization of 17 new GMOs meant for animal feed and human consumption.
The Roundup Ready strain was mixed in 2005 when global resistance to Monsanto forced the company to stop working on it. It was never approved for use, let along growing and exporting, but there it was growing in the middle of the US.
Civil society organizations from,
...visited Europe's GMO-FREE EUROPE Conference 2015 in Berlin 6-8th May, carrying this warning.
Jessica Harrison, Coordinator of the GM-Free Australia Alliance (GMFAA), said:
Australia has also been the backdrop for a highly publicized lawsuit over GM crop contamination.
We recently reported that Monsanto secretly aided the GM farmer in his legal defense to win against Steve Marsh, who lost his organic certification and was told by a federal court that he was going to have to pay his opponent for his organic crops being contaminated with GM pollen! The issue is still in court after an appeal and is as yet unresolved.
Approximately 20 years ago, Canada started growing GM canola (also called rapeseed).
Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, expressed similar concerns over cross-pollination:
Can you say - M.O.N.O.P.O.L.Y? That's the game Monsanto, Dow, Syngent, etc. are playing.
In Japan, citizens acted quickly when they found unwanted GM canola growing near their waterways and roadsides.
Michiyo Koketsu from the NO! GMO Campaign in Japan, said:
Even Europe wants non-GM canola for making oil, and this is ONE GM crop that has cross-pollinated viable, non-GM crops out of business.