Organisations and institutions active on GMO

Institute for Sustainable Development (Slovene)
Umanotera, Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development (Slovene)
BioAlpeAdria (Italian, Slovene and German)
Greepeace Slovenia (Slovene)
Založba AJDA

Updates + Overviews

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79 community councils (more than 1/3 of all Slovenian communities) have declared themselves GM-free, as a result of a national campaign coordinated by Institute for Sustainble Development: Full list of municipalities with their date of commitment. A new push for the campaign is planed for 2009.

In 2003, a declaration on »Ecoregion Alpe Adria« has been signed by the presidents of organic farmers' associations of Slovenia, the Austrian provinces of Carinthia and Styria and the Italian provinces of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto, expressing their intention to work towards an organic and trans-boundary GMO-free region.

Legal documents

Act on the coexistence of genetically modified plants with other agricultural plants, December 2006.(English)
Management of Genetically Modified Organisms Act July 2002 (Annexes not available in EN)
Act amending the Management of Genetically Modified Organisms Act - Zakon o spremembah in dopolnitvah zakona o ravnanju z gensko spremenjenimi organizmi /ZRGSO-A/.Ur.l. RS, no. 73/2004. (Slovene)
Marketing of Genetically Modified Organisms Act - Zakon o ravnanju z gensko spremenjenimi organizmi (uradno prečiščeno besedilo) /ZRGSO-UPB1/ Ur.l. RS, no.23/2005. (Slovene)
Proposal of National Act on coexistence of GM plants with other agricultural plants (Draft).

Other background information

Ustanavljanje Obmocij Brez Gensko Spremenjenih Organizmov V Sloveniji, Inštitut za trajnostni razvoj Ljubljana, april 2007 (Slovene)
Is the Market driving GMOs out of the region? The Situation with Genetically Modified Organisms in Slovenia,Croatia and Serbia & Montenegro, by Iza Kruszewska (October 2003)
Transnational Alpine region turns GMO free, Press release on the ALPE ADRIA region (Slovenia, Austria, Italy - see picture)
Slovenia - A GMO-free zone: The Only Way to Protect Biodiversity and ensure Organic Agriculture can Thrive, by Iza Kruszewska, June 2001