Good news on the GMO front. Another European nation has decided to ban the growing of GMO crops in order to ensure a healthy environment for the future.
“Scotland is known around the world for our beautiful natural environment — and banning growing genetically modified crops will protect and further enhance our clean, green status,” Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary, said in a statement.
The Europeans are far ahead of the US in terms of environmental policy and this new ban on GMOs in Scotland widens that gap. Denmark for example, is pouring millions into becoming an all organic nation. 26 nations have full or partial bans on growing GMO crops. We need to see that type of political leadership in the United States. Write your elected officials at all levels and demand a ban on GMO crop cultivation, particularly RoundUp Ready crops.