[g8-sheffield] Fwd: Keep the UK GM-Free - picnics & rallies, Sat 14th & Sat 21st

Anthony Mullen ant_mullen at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 12 19:33:39 BST 2007

--- GM Free Potatoes <gmfreepotatoes at kaleton.com>

From: "GM Free Potatoes"
<gmfreepotatoes at kaleton.com>
To: "green events" <greenevents at cornerstone.ukf.net>
Subject: Keep the UK GM-Free - picnics & rallies,
Sat 14th & Sat 21st
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:52:27 +0100

Please forward - help needed, see bottom of message.
This spring, German chemicals company, BASF, are
trialling 3 types of GM
potatoes (modified to be blight resistant) at two
1) NIAB in Cambridgeshire (National Institute of
Agricultural Botany)
2) Hedon village, just outside Hull.

Protests are taking place at both sites in the next
fortnight. It is
important that we demonstrate to BASF and the
government that we want
the UK to remain uncontaminated by GM crops. Commit
to coming to one of
them and get a warm glow in your tummy.

Cambridge GM potato protest walk, Saturday 14th
A walk around the potential trial area with food at
the end. Meeting at
the Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon. At
11:00am on Saturday
14th April.
Organised by Cambridge GM Concern:
gmfreecambridge at lists.riseup.net

Saturday 21st April, 1pm, Hull

National Rally Against GM potato trials

In response to the attempt to re-introduce GM to our
island, a national rally has been called by Hedon
Against GM and www.mutatoes.org

1pm - Speakers, including Dom Marsh from UK
Permaculture Association.
Pete Riley from GM Freeze (unconfirmed)
Local farmers
Music from Seize the Day

2pm - walk, march, dance and cycle to the proposed
planting site

2:30pm - GM-Free Potato Picnic with live music and
delicious vegan food
from Veggies mobile catering.

3:30pm onwards - Tea, coffee, cake and more musical
entertainment at
Preston Road Family Community Centre, Marfleet,
Bring - flags, costumes, banners, kites, frisbees,
instruments, outdoor
clothing, kids and your favourite potato-based dish.


Help needed! Please get in touch if you can help in
the following ways:
- distribute publicity in your area
- be a transport contact or co-ordinator
- provide an endorsement for our website - many,
many people support
this campaign, for a variety of reasons - what's
- provide a large number of green caps, black
bandanas, red noses and/or
big ears - Mr Potatohead costumes :-)
Download fliers and posters from this site:
Contact us - rally at mutatoes.org or via myspace

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