genetic engineering

New Earth First Action Update OUT NOW!

EF! AU logo 1The printed EF! Action Update is back again! After a bit of a lull a new editorial collective is in place and ready to roll. We have just produced a summer edition in time for the Camp for Climate Action, where you can pick up printed copies.

Protesters decontaminate the UK's last remaining GM potato trial

Biohazard (red)During the night of Friday 6th July, a group of activists converged on Britain's last remaining GM trial site just outside Cambridge. They scaled the security fences and destroyed the crop of genetically modified potatoes.

Cambridge GM potato demo report & photo series & court update (with added video)

Cambridge GM protest 3Cambridge GM protest 8Cambridge GM protest 4There was a protest today against the last remaining GM potato trial in the UK just outside of Cambridge.

Despite being heavily outnumbered by the police & Chubb security guards, protesters were able to make their way right up to the twenty metre perimeter fence surrounding the trial site (with electric fence inside). Two demonstrators were arrested, one for attempting to breach the fence and another some distance from the site.
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GM Victory! Hull down! One more pota't'go! - Sunday July 1st

Spud u hateFollowing extensive local and national resistance, BASF (the company trialing the GM potatoes), announced last month that they would not be conducting a GM potato trial in Yorkshire this year!

Last month the government approved the BASF application for a GM trial in Hedon, East Yorkshire. Following the ruber stamping by DEFRA, the company announced that it would not proceed with the trial this year, but said they may do so in the future.

This means the BASF/NIAB site in Cambridge (planted around the beginning of May) is now the only location in Britain where GM crops are contaminating the countryside…

One down, one to go - let’s keep Britain GM free!

It's not too late to stop GM spuds. Join us for a walk to see the trial site and a protest picnic.