We support a moratorium on the planting of crops derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO), pending environmental and human safety studies. Until such time as this technology is proven safe, all foods containing GMO ingredients should be clearly LABELED.
Sustainable agriculture, food security and food safety are more urgent goals than ever as we enter the new millennium. In the developing countries the agricultural sector has multiple roles: to help ensure food security, anchor rural development, provide resources for the livelihood and adequate incomes of a majority of people and to do this without destroying the ecological base. There are thus two inextricably linked components, social and environmental, to agricultural sustainability.