That's great news for the EU, but BASF says they will relocate the headquarters of its Plant Science group from Limburgerhof in Germany, to Raleigh in the USA...not so great for us in North America. BASF will be concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on its main markets in North and South America in the future.
“We are convinced that plant biotechnology is a key technology for the 21st century. However, there is still a lack of acceptance for this technology in many parts of Europe – from the majority of consumers, farmers and politicians,” said a member of the BASF board of executive directors. BASF added that the decision to relocate to the USA was taken because there is “less resistance” to genetic-engineering.
While this means BASF is admitting that Europeans don’t want GM crops, Europeans are not alone in rejecting GM food. BASF’s retreat to the Americas follows a string of defeats for the GM industry over the last two years in China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and elsewhere.
Unfortunately, over 90% of global GM food crops are grown in just four countries in the Americas, including Canada and the US. C'mon North Americans, we gonna sit back and let the EU and Asia take the lead on this, or are we going to fight back too?
"...and when you know all along that it's just one life,
at what point does one fight?"
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