FAO

FOSCAMUN 2015 RESOLUTIONS

TOPIC A
Having examined multiple researches and UN official resolutions regarding the use of GMOs, alarmed by potential risks of massive use of biotechnologies, bearing in mind that the FAO work should be aimed to grant food security, the delegations propose:

REGULATION
A) Encourages all actions that the committee is in force to take at the regulatory level, including:

a) The writing of an international treaty in order to ban corporation members from public offices and roles, while at the same time discouraging corporations from trading GMOs;
b) Establishing and enforcing fines for corporations which do not respect the aforementioned treaty;
c) Requires that trademarks and patents of biotechnology to become publicly and governmentally controlled in order to reduce the power of corporations;
d) The institution of a referendum;
e) Establish an international standard after having extensively researched GMOs which will allow nations to understand which crops are potentially harmful and which ones are useful as decided by collaboration from the international community;
f) Implementing of regional plants aimed to take into account the different environments and terrain types, which will in turn increase biodiversity.

ECONOMY
A) Expresses its hope that each nation donates a small portion of their GDP in proportion to their nation’s stability and economic standing:

a) This fund will be divided within each individual country, with 15% of the fund going towards livestock, 45% being designated for research purposes, 20% being allocated for education, and the final 20% being allocated to individual farmers in order to reduce their costs.

B) Provide each country with all available information concerning research and technology so that global sharing of information could be possible, and encourage each nation to implement the knowledge it will receive;
C) Endorses the creation of a two-pronged attack on the power of corporations by increasing sanctions and taxations on the grown and importation or exportation of harmful GMOs by corporations, and also reducing the expenses of farmers growing non-GMO crops with subsides allowed for by the previously created global fund.
D) Discourages signatories countries to the treaty from importing crops and other trade products from countries that do not impose an higher taxation on GM-trade.

RESEARCH
A) Conduct intensive research internally within each respective nation carried out within government funded research in order to reach a type of GMOs that has no health and environmental risks associated with it:

a) Establishing that the research must first take place in safe-enclosed and regulated laboratories before field testing is implemented in order to obtain the most reliable result;
b) Establishing international points of research;
c) Encouraging the in vitro research in tandem with other types of research in order to reach this goals;
d) Requiring that the research takes into account the individual variety of the environments and arable terrain within each nation’s diverse regions;
e) Researches should also be aimed to find new solutions, encouraging more exploration into the aforementioned “safe” GMOs like the fish oil alternative as researched by the United Kingdom.

EDUCATION
A) Designates the propagation of educational programmes within each country in order to provide its citizens with appropriate and unbiased information concerning biotechnologies through the implementation of methods including but not limited to:

a) Flyers in locations where GMOs are prevalent, social media promotions;
b) Creation of a government-website with all available information, and information available to students in school.

SPONSORS:
China, Syria, United Kingdom.

SIGNATORIES:
Australia, Canada, D.R. of Congo, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Spain, Sweden, United States of America.