The senate of the Polish parliament passed a law on 31 July that allows the cultivation of genetically modified plants. The governing coalition parties passed the “Seeds Act” with a narrow majority. The Polish opponents of genetic engineering, the organization ICPPC – International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, and supporters abroad had made great efforts to prevent the legalization of agro-genetic engineering in Poland.
They are horrified about the development and are calling for further efforts to persuade President Komorowski not to approve the law.
An e-mail campaign is to make the head of state aware of the risks that genetically modified seeds pose for the food chain.