Dear friends,

Many, many thanks to those who sent letters to the President of Poland reminding him of the importance of maintaining the law forbidding the import of GM animal feeds due to take effect this month.

Unfortunately, Mr Kaczynski, the President of Poland, has failed to respoind positively. On July 25th 2008, he signed a new act postponing the introduction of the act prohibiting import of GM animal feeds - for a further 4 years - thus satisfying the corporate lobby. The government is also now discussing ways to introduce the infamous GM crops 'co-existence' regulation so favoured by the European Union.

It is a very disappointing, if predictable, result. We now have a big fight on our hands to try to prevent the 'GM seeds ban' going a similar way - and 'co-existence' rules letting-in GM crops. We need to more cooperate to make bigger pressure on EC for a European wide GMO Moratorium.

Best wishes,

Julian Rose and Jadwiga Lopata,
ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, Międzynarodowa Koalicja dla Ochrony Polskiej Wsi 34-146 Strysz√≥w 156, Poland

tel./fax +48 33 8797114