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Austria : GMO-free AMA seal of approval and pesticide reduction in the focus of applications from SPO and NEOS.

Food should only be awarded the AMA seal of approval if GMO freedom is ensured throughout the entire production process, especially during feeding, is the SPO's demand in its amendment to the AMA Act. The NEOS in turn argue for a reduction in the use of chemical pesticides in the public sector and urge a corresponding commitment of the Minister of Sustainability.

AMA seal of approval: SPO wants to ensure GMO-free feeding

According to the applicable guidelines, meat from animals fed with genetically modified feed can be awarded the AMA seal of quality, complains SP member Markus Vogl. In an initiative to amend the AMA Act, he now calls for the use of non-GM feed in the manufacturing process of a product as a prerequisite for the AMA label.

NEOS urge reduction of pesticides in the public sector

NEOS mandatary Karin Doppelbauer, in a motion for a resolution, appealed to the Minister for Sustainable Development to pledge to reduce the use of chemical pesticides to protect biodiversity and water in all public institutions, public institutions and companies and societies in the area Give the majority property of the federal government and initiate appropriate measures. At the same time, it calls for intensified research into integrated pest management with the aim of developing alternatives to chemical pest management.

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