PRESS RELEASE

DELEGATION OF FARMERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS TO VISIT MAFF AND DOWNING STREET

Wednesday, June 13th


Delegation

Helena Norberg-Hodge, International Society for Ecology & Culture

Michael Hart, Small and Family Farms Alliance

Peter Riley, Friends of the Earth

Huw Pritchard, The Land is Ours

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Josi Bovi, French farmer, author and activist

Francois Dufour, General Secretary, French Farmers Confederation


This is a crucial time for farming. It is vital the new government
recognises that policies and market condition need to change if small
farmers are to prosper, and we are to get the high quality food and
environment we have a right to expect. We need an end to policies which
favour big intensive farms and corporate interests.


Photo Opportunity

The delegation will be presenting a radical joint statement about present
and future agricultural policies and a copy of Josi Bovi, and Fran?ois
Dufour new book: The World Is Not For Sale  Farmers Against Junk Food to
MAFF and Downing St. The delegation will be supported by farmers and
environmentalists carrying placards and performing stunts.


Time and Place

11.00 a.m. - MAFF, 17 Smith Square, London SW1.

11.30 a.m. - 10 Downing St, Westminster, London.

Followed by Press Conference

St. James Church (197 Piccadilly, London W1) 12.30 to 2.00 p.m.

For more information

International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC): Tel 01803 868 650
(Anja Lyngbaek or Becky Tarbotton) Mobile 07968 164 495.

Friends of the Earth: Tel 0113 389 9955 (Peter Riley) Mobile 07712 843 210.

Small and Family Farm Alliance: Tel 01726 843 647 (Michael Hart) Mobile
07771 594 237.