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Take the flour back - meetup point announced

Take the Flour Back | 03.04.2012 10:49 | Bio-technology | Ecology | Health

Stop the open-air release of GM Wheat that contains genes ‘most similar to that of a cow’.

Rothamsted have planted a new GM wheat trial designed to repel aphids. It contains genes for antibiotic-resistance and an artificial gene ‘most similar to a cow’.

Wheat is wind-pollinated. In Canada similar experiments have leaked into the food-chain costing farmers millions in lost exports. There is no market for GM wheat anywhere in the world.

This experiment is tax-payer funded, but Rothamsted hope to sell any patent it generates to an agro-chemical company. La Via Campesina, the world’s largest organisation of peasant farmers, believe GM is increasing world hunger. They have called for support resisting GM crops, and the control over agriculture that biotech gives to corporations.

‘Take the Flour Back’ will be a nice day out in the country, with picnics, seed swaps, music from Seize the Day and a decontamination. It’s for anyone who feels able to publically help remove this threat and those who want to show their support for them. Families and wearers of customised aprons particularly welcome. (Pin/paint/sew on your slogan to your trusty baking outfit).

Meet Rothamsted Park, Harpenden, Herts (30 mins from London by train) 12 noon on 27th May. At 1.30pm we’ll take a 20 minute stroll on public footpaths to the trial site.

Frequent trains run from London to Harpenden – the journey takes 30 mins from St Pancras. A ten minute walk from Harpenden Station gets you to the park. Directions available at the station.

Check back to our website for legal briefings nearer the time.

Or take your own action in your own way, at your own time. Together we can stop this trial.

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  1. meetup address — pedant picnicker
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