In August 2006, Slovenian
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food prepared a proposal of the
national Act on coexistence of GM crops with other agricultural crops.
Institute for Sustainable Development has organised and co-ordinated input of numerous Slovenian NGOs within the Coalition for Sustainable Rural Development* into the proposal. The aim is to set binding and strict rules concerning the coexistence of GM crops with conventional and organic crops.
*Coalition for Sustainable Rural Development is a coalition of 21 NGOs and one regional park working on issues related to agricultural and rural development policy, organic farming and Natura 2000. It was established in the beginning of 2006 and co-ordinated by the Institute for Sustainable Development.
Information campaign targeted at Slovenian MEPs about the resolution on biotecnology in agriculture ("Virrankoski report).
Letter sent to the minister for environment Janez Podobnik: Input into Environment EU Council Meeting, 20th of February 2007 (Hungarian ban of GM maize MON810 and authorisation of GM potato).
Live radio broadcast emission "Studio at 5 p.m." (national radio programme I.) about prevention of contamination with GM plants; in Slovenian language.
A requirement for temporary ban of GMO cultivation until the entering in the force of the national Act on co-existence was sent again, this time to the Ministry of Environment - minister Janez Podobnik, following the response of Min Agri on the competences. MinAgri has expressed support for NGO proposal of the temporary ban.
A requirement for temporary ban of GMO cultivation until the entering in the force of the national Act on co-existence was sent to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
The Coalition for Sustainable Rural Development has elaborated comments on the 2nd draft of the Act on coexistence.
Letter sent to the agricultural minister and prime minister considering the Act on coexistence of GM and other crops.
Position of the Coalition for Sustainable Rural Development on the Act on coexistence of GM with other agricultural crops: the coallition will contribute to the setting of binding and strict rules concerning the coexistence of GM crops with conventional and organic ones, in order to prevent unwanted pollution of crops and food.
Besides EU legislation, there are some pieces of specific national legislation in Slovenia:
Proposal of National Act on coexistence of GM plants with other agricultural plants (Draft).