The German multinational chemical company, BASF, has been granted permission to plant genetically modified potatoes at NIAB in Cambridge from the end of this month.
BASF were forced to pull out of these exact same trails in Ireland last year because they could/would not comply with conditions imposed by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. Clearly the safety rules being set by the British government are sufficiently lax so as not to inconvenience the company. No such crop trails have taken place in this country in the last three years, after massive public pressure forced the government and the companies involved in the technology to back down.
This message is adressed to all people in Europe who want to resist actively GMO’s, cloning, nano-technologies, biometrics, DNA registration, industrial experiments upon animals, BioPatent and more generally agrochemical multinational policy.
From the 11th to the 14th of March 2007, the fifth edition of Biovision/Biosquare Forum is going to take place in Lyon. These meetings are now considered to be the biggest meeting in the world on biotechnologies. Stop Biovision!
15 December 2006
A Farmer who had agreed to genetically modified potatoes being grown on his land has pulled out of the scheme after receiving threats.
The crops were to be planted in Borrowash by BASF Plant Science, which was granted permission for the project by the Government earlier this year.
The Earth First Gathering 2007 is well into the planning stage.
Make space in your diary now: 18th - 22nd July 2007, somewhere in Norfolk. Please circulate this information widely.
If you want to get involved contact email@example.com.
You are cordially invited to the NORTHERN ECO-ACTION GATHERING taking place on Saturday 11 November from 10.30-6pm in the BRADFORD RESOURCE CENTRE followed by food and socialising in the 1 in 12 social centre. For practical details see below and check our website http://www.eco-action.org/northern/
We are putting together a pamphlet about radical resistance to GM in the UK. Send us your reflections, analysis, stories, illustrations and photos (!) about resistance to GM. We would like people to contribute with accounts of covert crop trashings, sabotage, occupations, Smash Genetix, animal feed actions, Watlington, crop squats, Bayer campaign - stuff that doesn't often get written about in more official accounts of the fight against GM.
Sep 28 2006
Birth pangs of a new group, the Bath Activist Network, bringing together people in Bath who want to work together to fight for positive change, connecting all radical "disciplines" holistically, knowing that every problem in this world is interlinked.
TUSCANY: ALIVE AGAINST A WORLD OF GHOSTS
About the arrests in Pietrasanta and Pisa (Italy)
At the beginning of May eleven anarchists were arrested in Pisa and La Spezia accused of â€˜subversive association (conspiracy) with terrorist aims and subversion of the democratic order of the Stateâ€™ (article 270bis). Some are accused of sabotaging pylons and mobile phone masts.