Avaaz is the global online advocacy community that brings people-powered politics to global decision making. Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.
HOW MANY CAN WE REACH?
The petition reached the goal of one million signatures on September 29, 2010. It was delivered to the European Commission and our call for a moratorium was lodged. As of Novembe 17, 2010 1,213,348 have signed the petition. The more people keep signing the more strength our call will have -- the new target is 1,500,000
The European Commission has approved growing genetically modified crops for the first time in 12 years.
By taking this action the Commission puts the Genetically Modified Foods profits over public concerns.
60% of Europeans feel the need for more information before growing foods that could threaten health and environment.
If you know someone living in an EU Country, pass this information and petition in order to build a million voices for a ban on GM foods until the research is done.
Sign the petition at the Avaaz.org website and spread the word.
Note: The European Citizens' Initiative is a formal legal process with strict requirements. You need to type a valid first and last name, address, email, nationality and date of birth to be included as a petition signer. To the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso: We call on you to put a moratorium on the introduction of GM crops into Europe and set up an independent, ethical, scientific body to research the impact of GM crops and determine regulation.
1 MILLION FOR GM FACTS NOT CROPS
The European Commission has recently approved growing genetically modified crops for the first time in 12 years, putting the GM lobby's profits over public concerns -- 60% of Europeans feel we need more information before growing foods that could threaten our health and environment.
A new initiative allows 1 million EU citizens a unique chance to make official requests of the European Commission. Let's build a million voices for a ban on GM foods until the research is done. Sign the petition below and spread the word.