genetics

genetic engineering

GM Potatoes to be grown in Cambridge - campaign meeting, 13th March

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.

Invitation to the Biovision 2007 counter-summit

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.

Why suppress Biovision/Biosquare? - 11-14th March, Lyon, France

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!

FARMER PULLS OUT OF GM CROP TRIAL (updated)

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.

Northern Eco-action gathering

power station drawing
wind turbines drawing

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/

GM Radical History - request for articles

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.

Launch of Bath Activist Network

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.

City harvest workshop at climate camp

A summary of the workshop "City Harvests- eat away at those food miles" at the camp for climate action.

city harvest mindmap

mindmap: some advantages of growing your own food

Repression against Italian eco-anarchists and the paper 'Terra Selvaggia'

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 ‘subversive association (conspiracy) with terrorist aims and subversion of the democratic order of the State’ (article 270bis). Some are accused of sabotaging pylons and mobile phone masts.

Activists occupy Monsanto GM seed facility in France

On 13 April 2006 activists occupied the seed factory of Monsanto in Trèbes, Aude, France. As of 2pm local time, 100 activists are still inside the building carrying out a "citizen's inspection", looking for GM seeds.