As senior politicians from around 40
countries gather in Montreal for vital
negotiations on genetically modified foods
and crops, Friends of the Earth will
cheekily help Ministers with their menu at
tonight’s banquet put on by Colombian
Environment Minister Juan Mayr.
Friends of the Earth have analysed the
menu options at tonight’s event and
highlighted the extent of research into
genetically modified foods which may be in
the politicians food now or in the future.
With developments in GM foods and crops
moving so fast it is crucial that a strong
Biosafety Protocol is agreed this week and
safety concerns are put top of the agenda.
The input of Minister’s is likely to be
Adrian Bebb of Friends of the Earth
"The Ministers won’t have a choice
tonight if they eat genetically modified
food or not. With so much uncertainty over
the safety of GM foods and crops it is
essential that we get tough international
rules so that countries do have a choice.
This might be a light-hearted action but we
have a serious message - give the world a
strong Biosafety Protocol. We wish the
Ministers a bon appetit!"
Friends of the Earth is the world’s
largest network of environmental groups.
They campaign in over 64 countries covering
all negotiation parties at the Protocol.
Campaigners are available in Montreal for
comment and briefings in English, French
Friends of the Earth will be helping the
Ministers as they go to dinner at 7.45pm ,
St James Club, 1145 avenue Union (Union /
CONTACT: Adrian Bebb 514 239 4276 OR 514