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Petition: No GM carnations on the EU market, they withstand an herbicide that is also a drug.

Miep Bos started this petition to Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Minister Mrs. Carola Schouten, Minister Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Commissioner Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner Health & Food Safety and Thomas Haahr Press Officer of The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the Europe.

We, The European GMO-free Citizens and those from other countries do not want these GM carnations. The mark is GGO C/NL/13/02. (FLO-40685-2, Florigene® Moonvista™).

These plants are GMO´s because their color has been changed by changing their DNA.

They are made to withstand a herbicide that is also a drug for people suffering from diabetes. Although they are not sprayed with the herbicide, what happens when a person eats it petals, only in the EU there is a warning not to eat it.

As other herbicides like Roundup are phased out it is likely they will use this one in GM crops. So it will no longer be a safe drug we think..

Testing.

During the development of the GM carnations (Moonlite™) they tested with human embryo cell lines to see whether the flower was not toxic.

“(b) Additional in vitro studies

The applicant performed an Ames test and a cytotoxicity study on human embryonic intestinal cells in vitro with water extracts of leaves of carnation Moonlite 123.2.38 and control variety 123.”

They also let mice drink of water with the extract of frozen petals in it and killed the mice afterwards. 

A 14-day acute toxicity study was performed on four-week old mice fed with water extracts of frozen petals (2 g petals/kg body weight) from carnation Moonlite 123.2.38 and water extracts of the non-GM control variety 123, respectively.”  See page 29.

Members of the EU parliament did not want an equal GM carnation to be placed on the EU market but it was okayed anyway.

Before harvest and sometimes after the harvest they can spray the GM carnations with  fungicides and probably azoles.

In general some azoles are also used as drugs against fungal infections in people.

Many fungi already can withstand those azoles, it is a big problem.

Ecuador is officially a GMO free country but still grows these GM carnations.

We also do not want to prolong the permits of the other GM carnations, because of the harm that can be done to the the effectiveness of the drugs mentioned above. And we do not want that plants or animals or other species are genetically engineered.

The application runs through the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Carnations are a symbol in many countries.

See how you also can have your say here.

There are enough beautiful natural carnations. Do not mess with Mother Nature!

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Text of the letter sent

To: Minister Mrs. Carola Schouten, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality , Minister Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Commissioner Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner Health & Food Safety and Thomas Haahr Press Officer of The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the Europe.

Letter: Greetings,

Dear Madams, Sir,

Re: No GM carnations on the EU market, they withstand an herbicide that also is a drug against diabetes.
We, The European GMO-free Citizens and those from other countries do not want these GM carnations. The mark is GGO C/NL/13/02. (FLO-40685-2, Florigene® Moonvista™).
These plants are GMOs because their color has been changed by changing their DNA. Please let these GM carnations not be placed on the EU market and let the other GM carnations not get a prolonged permission!
They are made to withstand a herbicide, that is also a drug for people suffering from diabetes. (Sulfonylurea).

Sulfonylureas and their use in clinical practice

As other herbicides like Roundup are phased out it is likely they will use this one in GM crops. So it will no longer be a safe drug.

Quote: “A partnership between Cibus and BASF has led to the development of sulfonylurea herbicide-tolerant GM canola/rapeseed, which has already been considered not genetically modified by a number of government advisory groups.

AND:
Study Confirms GM Crops Lead to Increased Pesticide Use, SiS 56 and [27] Ban GMOs Now – Special I-SIS Report). Further, these technologies have limited value in terms of crop protection and yields due to the widespread evolution of herbicide resistant seeds. There is over 23 species of glyphosate-resistant weeds and 132 species re-sistant to acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitors, the class of herbicide to which sulfonylurea herbicides belong. With such mutations occurring naturally in weeds as well as crops there seems little point in using this technology aside from making a GM company a lot of money through the application of patents and the sale of more toxic herbicides.
Article first published 02/09/13”
Beware the Changing Face of Genetic Modification.

During the development of earlier GM carnations they tested with human embryo cell lines to see whether it was not toxic .They also let mice drink of water with petals in it and killed the mice afterwards. “(b) Additional in vitro studies The applicant performed an Ames test and a cytotoxicity study on human embryonic intestinal cells in vitro with water extracts of leaves of carnation Moonlite 123.2.38 and control variety 123.” They also let mice drink of water with the extract of frozen petals in it and killed the mice afterwards. ” “A 14-day acute toxicity study was performed on four-week old mice fed with water extracts of frozen petals (2 g petals/kg body weight) from carnation Moonlite 123.2.38 and water extracts of the non-GM control variety 123, respectively.” See page 29.

Members of the EU Parliament did not want an equal GM carnation to be placed on the EU market but it was okayed anyway. MEPs point out that sulfonylureas, which are a common second line option for managing type 2 diabetes, are also used as herbicides, as they are highly toxic to plants at very low doses. So ”creating a market for sulfonylurea resistant plants will encourage the worldwide use of this medicine against diabetes as a herbicide”, possibly entailing “worldwide detrimental effects on biodiversity and chemical contamination of drinking water”, they say.

Cripple

These are cripple carnations because new nucleotide sequence data were found in the DNA and that off-types came into light these have a total new color.

Not sprayed with Sulfonylurea


The GM carnations are not sprayed with Sulfonylurea, the herbicide is part of the manipulation process. But sometimes before harvest and sometimes after the harvest they can spray the GM carnations with fungicides and probably azoles. In general some azoles are also used as drugs against fungal infections in people. Many fungi already can withstand those azoles, also in Bogotá (Colombia) and one hour drive from Bogotá to the place where flowers are grown in greenhouses. It is a big problem. See: Azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus harboring TR34/L98H, TR46/Y121F/T289A and TR53 mutations related to flower fields in Colombia. Carlos Alvarez-Moreno1,2,3, Rose-Anne Lavergne3,4, Ferry Hagen5, Florent Morio3,4, Jacques F. Meis5,6 & Patrice Le Pape3,4

To prohibit azoles

It would be best to prohibit the 4 best working azoles that are used in
hospitals and agriculture and only use those 4 best working azoles in
hospitals. And to prohibit import or transit of plants, flowers and non-food
that are sprayed with those best working azoles.

Agrobacterium disarmed?

E.16 Description of the methods used for the genetic modification
Genetic material was inserted into carnation by transformation using
the disarmed Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain AGL0 carrying the
transformation vector pCGP1991. SNIF
Comments:
“As I have written in many, many articles, there is good evidence
that Agrobacterium is not killed by the antibiotics and can remain
dormant and undetectable together with the binary vectors. Please
read Chapter 3 of Ban GMOs Now, which you can download for
free!!”
Ban GMOs Now! Dr. Mae Wan Ho, I-SIS,UK.

Ecuador is officially a GMO free country but still grows these GM carnations.

We also do not want to prolong the permits of the other GM carnations,
because of the harm that can be done to the drugs mentioned above. And
we do not want that plants or animals or other species are genetically
engineered. Minister Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, you said lately:
“As I understand it, classical mutagenesis is a scattershot approach, .
…..” Speech at the opening of the COGEM Symposium in Den Haag,
10-10-2019. Why do you still say yes to those cripple GM carnations?

Carnations are a symbol in many countries.

Not sustainable. Not CO2 neutral.

The GM carnations are sent by plane from South-America to The
Netherlands.

There are enough beautiful natural carnations. Do not mess with Mother
Nature!

For the links see here.

Sincerely,

Miep Bos, woordvoerster van de Gentechvrije Burgers, Europees Consumentenplatform. (spokeswoman of The European GMO-free Citizens).

Lelystad

www.gentechvrij.nl

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PERSBERICHT

Re: No GM carnations on the EU market, they withstand an herbicide that also is a drug against diabetes.

Betreft een petitie van Change.org georganiseerd door de Gentechvrije Burgers uit Lelystad.

Geadresseerden:

Minister Mrs. Carola Schouten, Minister Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
Commissioner Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis
en De heer Thomas Haahr Press Officer of The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament.

219 Gentechvrije Burgers uit verschillende landen hebben in een kort tijdsbestek van een aantal weken tegen deze kreupele anjer bezwaar gemaakt.

Deze 219 Gentechvrije Burgers uit verschillende landen BV Rusland, Canada, het VK, Schotland, Duitsland, Frankrijk, België, Griekenland, USA, Portugal, Spanje en Nederland alsmede MP´s van de EU geven aan deze gentech anjers niet te willen. Ondertekenaars van de petitie en/of van het bezwaar zijn onder meer:

Rachel Parent, Canada van Kids Right To Know, https://kidsrighttoknow.org/ ,

Hervé Le Meur, Président de l’association OGM-Dangers, Parijs, http://www.ogmdangers.org/index.html ,

Jeanine van Nieukerken-de Wilde, Natuurwetmoeders, (Mothers for Natural Law), Bussum http://www.natuurwetmoeders.nl/

Wieteke van Dort, Gentechvrije Burgeres en bekende kunstenares en actrice, Den Haag, http://www.wietekevandort.nl/

en Stichting Ekopark, Lelystad. http://biotuinen.nl/

Tegelijkertijd hebben wij een bezwaarschrift gestuurd aan de minister van I&W, mevrouw Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. Het betreft de EU markttoelating van een kreupele  gentech anjer. Moonvista ™, die via Nederland loopt. De deadline was 28 oktober 2019.

De planten worden niet met het herbicide bespoten maar zijn onderdeel van het manipulatieproces. Maar wat gebeurt er als iemand de bloemblaadjes eet, alleen op de plastic hoes in de EU staat dat het gentech is. En die gooit men weg. Kinderen en dieren kunnen niet lezen. Op Facebook op een Amerikaanse site staat al een foto met een bloemschikking en met cupcakes met blaadjes van deze gentech anjer en andere gentech anjers er op.

De petitietekst.

Het bezwaar/notice of objection.

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PRESS RELEASE from The European GMO-free Citizens

Re: No GM carnations on the EU market, they withstand an herbicide that also is a drug against diabetes.

We, The European GMO-free Citizens and those from other countries do not want these GM carnations. The mark is GGO C/NL/13/02. (FLO-40685-2, Florigene® Moonvista™).

These plants are GMO´s because their color has been changed by changing their DNA.

They are made to withstand a herbicide (Sulfonylurea) that is also a drug for people suffering from diabetes. The GM carnations are not sprayed with Sulfonylurea, the herbicide is part of the manipulation process.

But what happens when a person eats it petals, only in the EU there is a warning not to eat it. As other herbicides like Roundup are phased out it is likely they will use this one in GM crops. So it will no longer be a safe drug we think..

This is a petition via Change.org organized by the The European GMO-free Citizens  (Gentechvrije Burgers) from Lelystad, NL, EU.

Addressees: Dutch Minister Mrs. Carola Schouten, Dutch Minister Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, EU Commissioner Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis.

219 GMO-free Citizens from different countries have in a short time of some weeks objected against this cripple carnation.

These are among others Russia, Canada, UK, Scotland, Germany, France, Belgium, Greece, USA, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands. Even EU Members of Parliament do not want these cripple GM carnations on the EU market. The petition text will tell you why. Some signatories of the petition or of the notice of objection are:

Ms. Rachel Parent, Canada of Kids Right To Know

Mr. Hervé Le Meur, Président de l’association OGM-Dangers, Paris, France, 

Mrs. Jeanine van Nieukerken-de Wilde, Natuurwetmoeders, (Mothers for Natural Law), Bussum, NL 

Mrs. Wieteke van Dort, GMO-free Citizen and well known Dutch actress and artist, The Hague, NL  

and Stichting Ekopark (Foundation of Biotuinen), Lelystad, NL. 

In the mean time we have sent a notice of objection to the Dutch minister of Infrastructure & Waterways, Mrs. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. Its all about the placing on the EU market of the cripple GM carnation Moonvista ™ , the application runs via The Netherlands. Notice of Objection (Dutch, some text in English).

Which countries already import these GM carnations? See: http://www.florigene.com/product/moonvista.html

To the petition: http://chng.it/ZvywTzLHSJ or https://www.gentechvrij.nl/petition-text/

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