| We have three weeks to stop the spread of GMOs
Mice fed on genetically-engineered maize produce fewer offspring than those fed on natural foods, according to a study published by the Austrian government this week. The greater scandal is that the mice were eating Monsanto GMOs considered “safe” by government agencies around the world! Clearly they’re not safe, and the way GMOs are checked doesn’t work. EU Environment Ministers meet on December 4 about GMOs and food in Europe — this is our opportunity.
Call on EU politicians to radically reform the European Food Safety Authority
Help the EU get CO2 emissions standards for cars
Almost 30,000 people have already written to Angela Merkel about her U-turn on cars CO2 standards. It’s important to keep up the pressure and spread the word. Please invite a few friends to join the campaign too, in English, German or French. Greenpeace actions, like this huge billboard one in Germany, continue.
Write to Angela Merkel
With the help of donors in our Spanish, French, and Italian offices we’re running an ad in The Economist this week which names and shames the ministers who are supposed to protect this treasure. Tell them you want to see them close the fishery… or walk the plank.
Write to the Fisheries Ministers
We’re already turning the heat up in Poland with the launch of our spectacular Climate Rescue Station, sat next to a vast coalmine.
More next week about Poznan
But the whalers are now in disarray. We’ve deflagged their resupply vessel, the scandal has meant that for the first time they will sail without an all-Japanese crew, they’re closing their most iconic whale meat store, and Asahi Shimbun reports that they’re reducing the number of whales they will kill this year by 20 percent.
When your opponent takes a step back, it’s time to push harder. Now we need to put whaling on trial. Tell the Japanese government that if they’re going to start rounding up opponents of whaling, they’re going to have to arrest a whole heap of us.