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TITLE:  Farmer association supports peoples initiative for a GMO-free
        Switzerland
SOURCE: Schweizer Bauernverband, Switzerland, English abstract by bio-scope
        http://www.bio-scope.org/disp_doc.cfm?id=
        3B0951172F6A4C938FB6A977F0C95E08
DATE:   Jan 16, 2003

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Abstract: Farmer association supports peoples initiative for a GMO-free 
Switzerland

The Parliament of the Swiss Farmer Association decided with 46:36 votes to 
support the peoples initiative claiming a five-year-moratorium for 
commercial releases of transgenic plants in Switzerland. Thus, there is an 
politically broad alliance between the Farmer Association, consumers and 
environmental organisations. Collection of signatures shall start end of 
February. 

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The French and German version of the press release can be found at:
http://www.bauernverband.ch/fr/medien/presse/2003/januar/14-01.htm
http://www.bauernverband.ch/de/medien/presse/2003/januar/14-01.htm



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