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New Monsanto GMO Maize issue for your objection, RSA

Will you lend your support once again? Leave a comment please.
on Causes.com:  see proxy agreement to re-use list of signatures, find readmore button (...) here :http://bit.ly/1hQzAYv
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Tell us if you agree or not to re-using your signature on this specific issue?

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT. (discuss update button below) Give us a simple YES or NO about adding your name to the list of signatures.
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Deadline: Thursday 12/06/2014
OBJECTION TO TRIAL RELEASE OF EXPERIMENTAL GMOs IN SOUTH AFRICA:

We recommend that the application, in the Lowvelder (13 May 2014 pic: http://on.fb.me/1k4V1tb ,) for trial release of four unnamed GM maize varieties engineered for abiotic stress tolerance and maize borers be rejected. The signatories of this objection believe that GMO technology is neither appropriate nor safe. We recommend that government should support the shift to sustainable agroecology and strongly object to the use of GMOs in South Africa for the following reasons:

  1. Likelihood of Insect Resistance; 
  2. Low Potential of Genetic Modification for complex traits; 
  3. Risk of antibiotic resistant marker genes to humans and animals; 
  4. High Potential for Infection and Allergies South Africa;
  5. Reliable agroecological solutions more effective in meeting climate challenges;
  6. Use of the term genetically ‘improved’ organism;

Read & download full petition PDF: http://bit.ly/1j7gr3G contains all the ‘sciency’ details:
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**The Avaaz once off petition for this issue is available here: http://bit.ly/1i5k6zm  A new petition will be created there for each and every issue to be objected. Avaaz does not have the functionality to notify you via email or allow update posts- for you to opt out.

Both lists of signatures will be collated. PLEASE AVOID DUPLICATION,
us volunteer plebs would dearly appreciate this. **)
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This ever GROWING NUMBER OF PETITIONERS WOULD HELP FORCE THEM TO SIT UP, TAKE NOTICE AND TAKE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO OUR CONCERNS.

(South African government, Biotech Corporates, Big Agriculture, Production & Processing Industries, Retail and Trade Sectors)

Most appreciated XoXoX

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