About “GMO free” movement

„GMO free” movement is a social initiative that unites farmers, food producers, grocery stores, catering businesses, schools and kindergartens and other companies and institutions, which do not grow, sell or use genetically modified organisms (GMO).

What is GMO?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are plants or animals whose genetic material has been artificially changed by inserting genes from other plants, bacteria, viruses and animals. Such transgenic mix do not occur naturally or using traditional breeding methods. 

Genetically modified food (GM food) is a food, that contains or is produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO). 

We firmly believe that everybody has a right to choose whether to consume genetically modified products or not, taking into account negative effects of GMOs on the environment and deficient research on long-term impact on human health. According to sociological polling, the vast majority of Latvian society is against growing genetically modified plants and using GMOs in food production.

Our goals are:

“GMO free” movement partners

The movement is initiated by “Friends of the Earth” in Latvia, Ministry of Environment, Association of Biological Agriculture and Association of Hotels and Restaurants.

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Members of the movement

Members of the movement can be recognised by the sticker on the entrance door, which means that there does not sell or use labelled genetically modified products.

Members’ liabilities

Grocery stores
Catering industry
Food producers
Other companies and institutions
Not to sell labelled GM products
Not to use labelled GM products in any stage of cooking process
Not to use labelled GM products in any food production stage
Not to use labelled GM feed and not to grow GM crops
In the food and catering procurements to request GM free products and catering services

To see list of the members click here:

For more information please contact coordinator Inese Romanova inese.romanova@zemesdraugi.lv

Our contacts:
Non-governmental organisation “Friends of the Earth”
Kalnciema street 28
Riga, LV-1046

“GMO free” movement coordinator
Inese Romanova

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