Organisations and institutions active on GMO

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The majority of Greeks (both citizens and farmers) want neither GMO products on their plates nor the cultivation of GMOs on their land.  In 2004, all prefectures declared their area a GMO-free zone.  In 2014, 27,000 citizens signed the Greenpeace petition against the nationalisation of GMO cultivation in EU member states.  Greece upholds a restriction on the GMO against GM-maize MON810 under article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC.

(Updated by Greenpeace Greece on 1 April 2015)



In October 2004, the last of the 54 prefectures voted to declare their area GMO-free. That means that the whole of Greece is now covered by regional GMO-free zones. The anti-GMO movement is growing rapidly in the country. Last research results showed that the 93% of Greeks do not want GMO-cultivation on their land nor GMO products on their plate. Greece upholds a restriction on the GM swede rape Topas 19/2 under Article 16 of EU Directive 90/220 (known as the safeguard clause), and against GM maize MON810 under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC.