There are twenty five thousand euros in fines, the seizure and destruction of the products of the camp. This is the sanction that Piera Binotto, Gip of the Court of Pordenone, established for the crops of Fanna, the municipality where a few months ago GMO corn plants were found, - and on which the Task Force's battle was underway to restore legality.
He is about to end up run over, his mother saves him
There are twenty five thousand euro fine, seizure and destruction of the products of the camp. This is the sanction that Piera Binotto, Gip of the Court of Pordenone, established for the crops of Fanna, the town where they were a few months ago find GMO corn plants, - and on which the Task Force battle to restore legality.
Greenpeace, you will recall, even went further with a blitz to cut and isolate transgenic plants in order not to risk contamination with other crops.
The conviction of the GIP is for Giorgio Fidenato, president of the '"Federated Farmers" Association, which used i transgenic seeds indicted.
After months of waiting and controversy, legality triumphs and Greenpeace rejoices. “Legality is finally brought back to Friuli - he said Federica Ferrarior, Greenpeace's GMO campaign manager - and this incomprehensible delay in time, which had lasted for months, is put to an end “.
In addition to expressing great satisfaction with what was decided by the GIP, Greenpeace also asked that a precise estimate is made of the damages associated with this reckless action; therefore, the contamination of crops this year must be checked, but it is also necessary to consider the hypothesis of a crop control program for the next sowing season.
In the same vein, the reaction of Coldiretti: "We asked our lawyers to appear as a civil party in the process to ask for reimbursement of any damage caused to the agricultural and environmental heritage and to ensure that crimes like this no longer occur". Instead, the president said Sergio Marini who promises: “The story does not end here and we are determined to follow the procedural developments carefully. It should be remembered that the results of the analyzes made known by the Ministry of Agriculture reveal the presence in neighboring lands of 15 samples contaminated by GMOs out of 30. An enormity considering that - Marini argued - the contamination occurred from only one field and in just one year . Punishing the guilty and remedying illegalities as soon as possible must be - concluded Marini - a goal shared by those who care about respecting the rules "
Even at the European level, there is no shortage of problems and the steps to take prevent the cultivation of transgenic plants there are still many: it is in fact essential to strengthen the procedure for assessing the safety of GM.
The event that took place in Friuli led to the acknowledgment of the climate of insecurity and the dangers currently facing our cropsIf this situation is not resolved - according to Greenpeace - Minister Galan and his EU colleagues should request a moratorium on the new permits. The GMO field in the province of Pordenone has in fact violated the Legislative Decree 24 April 2001, n. 212, which provides for the issuance of a specific authorization for their sowing, without which there is an arrest from six months to three years or a fine of up to 51.700 euros.
Read all our articles on GM