June92011
June12011
untilallarefreenooneisfree:

“Belgian protesters destroy GM field trial”
 
Protesters have destroyed a controversial GM field trial in Belgium.
In Wetteren, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders, activists succeeded in damaging the GM potatoes being trialled for blight resistance, despite a large contingent of police officers who had been ordered to guard the GM trial. The officers were unable to stop the 300-400 or more peaceful protesters of all ages, who included local people.
During the protest organised by the Belgian Field Liberation Movement (FLM) –  an informal collective consisting of farmers, scientists, consumers, and environmental activists, protesters climbed over a high fence and pulled up GM potato plants. The trial was also allegedly sprayed with herbicide. Some 40 people were arrested.
 The non-violent direct action had been announced in advance with the FLM saying they planned to remove the GM potatoes and replant the field with non-GM blight resistant potatoes in a peaceful and public manner.
A sympathetic farmer was quoted as saying, “They [the GM lobby] talk a lot about farmers, but we are never heard. This type of action strengthens us and seems like the only way forward for consumers and small producers who are  independent of powerful interest groups like big agribusiness. “
Source: http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/belgian-protesters-destroy-gm-field-trial/

untilallarefreenooneisfree:

“Belgian protesters destroy GM field trial”

Protesters have destroyed a controversial GM field trial in Belgium.

In Wetteren, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders, activists succeeded in damaging the GM potatoes being trialled for blight resistance, despite a large contingent of police officers who had been ordered to guard the GM trial. The officers were unable to stop the 300-400 or more peaceful protesters of all ages, who included local people.

During the protest organised by the Belgian Field Liberation Movement (FLM) –  an informal collective consisting of farmers, scientists, consumers, and environmental activists, protesters climbed over a high fence and pulled up GM potato plants. The trial was also allegedly sprayed with herbicide. Some 40 people were arrested.

 The non-violent direct action had been announced in advance with the FLM saying they planned to remove the GM potatoes and replant the field with non-GM blight resistant potatoes in a peaceful and public manner.

A sympathetic farmer was quoted as saying, “They [the GM lobby] talk a lot about farmers, but we are never heard. This type of action strengthens us and seems like the only way forward for consumers and small producers who are  independent of powerful interest groups like big agribusiness. “

Source: http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/belgian-protesters-destroy-gm-field-trial/

(via ideoclast)

May242011

GMO HEALTH RISKS

DID YOU KNOW…The American Academy of Environmental Medicine states, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system They ask physicians to advise patients to avoid GM food.

From the The Campaign for Healthier Eating in America

For more information about the Institute for Responsible Technology click here

May212011

Widespread, unpredictable changes!

The genetic engineering process creates massive collateral damage;

  • Mutations are produces in hundreds or thousands of locations throughout the plant’s DNA
  • Natural genes can be deleted or permanently turned on or off
  • Hundreds of genes may change their behavior
  • Even the inserted gene can be damaged or rearranged and may create proteins that can trigger allergies or promote disease.

From Institute For Responsible Technology brochure.  For further information click here.

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