Join us at the 'Tractors and Trolleys' parade

In an attempt to ensure this is not the last GM-free harvest, consumers, farmers and environmentalists are joining together in a parade through the centre of London. Come and add your voice on the 13th October in London

Led by tractors and accompanied by samba and ceilidh bands, hundreds of people will push decorated trolleys full of GM- free produce between the National Farmers Union, 10 Downing Street and DEFRA and will stop off at each venue to hand in messages of opposition against GM. The parade of tractors and trolleys will culminate in a rally and a chance for people to relax with other anti-GM campaigners and enjoy a harvest festival tea. Participants will be encouraged to bake their own GM-free cakes and food to share after the rally.

The event is organised by Friends of the Earth, the Five Year Freeze, Genetic Engineering Network and GM-free Cymru.

The Tractors and Trolleys Parade comes at the end of a summer of anti-GM activity triggered by the Government’s GM Nation debate and coincides with the start of the new parliamentary session when the Government is expected to announce its decision on the commercial growing of GM crops.

This autumn will be a crucial time for the campaign against GM crops. Only through farmers and consumers joining together and giving a clear united message is their hope that a measured and precautionary approach will be taken by the Government.

Through the summer farm has been dismayed by the level of information and involvement that has been offered to farmers by the public consultation. We believe that farmers lie at the heart of this issue and they should be playing a greater role in a debate that has such serious implications for their future.

farm has produced a briefing on GM crops and their practical implications for UK farmers. We hope that this will allow farmers to see for themselves what growing these crops could mean for their business. The briefing will be available at the parade, or through contacting the farm office.

farm is excited to be supporting this event, and encourages members and supporters to get involved. We look forward to meeting you there.

For more information see www.tractorandtrolley.com

http://www.foe.co.uk/campaigns/real_food/press_for_change/tractor_and_trolley/index.html



Helen Angell
Membership Systems & Office Manager
Tel: 020 7349 5831

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