Transport to day of action against GM wheat- 'Take the Flour Back'
Hello Growers, Eaters, Bakers and Candle-stick Makers,
Transport to 'Take the Flour Back' Sunday 27th May
From Bristol for donations up to £20.00
Please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone or Text: 07810468286
Please say how many places you would like and you will receive confirmation,
time and pick up point. Retuning by 8pm the same day.
Public transport from London:
From London, Harpenden is 30 minutes on the train from St. Pancras (£12.00 each way no advance fair from London)
Take the flour back!
Sunday 27th May 2012
Public day of action against the Rothamsted genetically modified wheat trial.
Bakers, farmers, growers, allotment holders, scientists, beekeepers, and people who eat food are turning out to voice their opposition to GM crops coming back to the UK.
Meet Sunday 27th May, at 12 noon, in Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts.
Or take your own action in your own way, at your own time.
Together we can stop this trial.
Cow genes on toast anyone? No thanks!
What's up with the trial?
Once it flowers, it's here to stay
The trial is happening in the open air, meaning that when it starts to
flower it can cross contaminate other wheat crops and wild grasses.
This is a real threat. In Canada there is no organic oilseed rape left because all the farms have been cross-contaminated with GM rapeseed.
It could be dangerous
This trial is testing a brand-new synthetically-constructed 'fake' gene that is 'most similar to one found in a cow'. This is a concerning use of synthetic genes and of animal genes in plants.
Its not wanted
Even the USA has abandoned attempts to commercialise GM wheat because
there is no market for it. Biotech company BASF recently backed out of Europe because no-one wanted to buy GM food.
For more info go to www.taketheflourback.org