As it launched, Whole Food Action initiated an awareness raising stunt about the GM crops being pushed into our food system. From Sep 16th-Oct 16th 2014 we saw the words GMO OMG! spelt out large in many ways across the UK.
GM food has been pushed into our food via animal feed and cooking oils used in catering, and in 2015 a new EU law was agreed that could fast-track the growing of GM crops in the UK. We have to keep the debate alive!
See www.gmfreeze.org/actions/42/ for more info.
Like the Soil Association, 'We support practical innovation that addresses real needs, is genuinely sustainable and puts farmers in control of their livelihoods', whereas 'GM drives out and destroys the systems that international scientists agree we need to feed the world'.
We called on all organisations or individuals concerned with protecting GM-free food and farming, environment and wildlife, health, and resisting further corporatisation of the food system, to take part...
See photos at: https://www.facebook.com/events/476266965851813/
See the Soil Association's 'Seven Sins of GM' infographic, check the press release, poster, flyer and links below, and contact us if you want to get involved in the ongoing campaign on GM cooking oil in the catering industry.
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Model press release
Adapt and send this template out before your stunt if you want to invite local media, or after to send them your own photos.
Poster to display
Flyer (to order a bundle for an event please contact us)
Download here A5 version - 2-to a page.
Soil Association GM briefing
In brief, the position of the Soil Association, who campaign for organic food and farming.
This book demonstrates the 'alarming level of control over the food chain' gained by a handful of companies. Although published in 2003, it is still a useful reference.
GMO Myths and Truths report
Second edition, released May 2014. An evidence-based examination of GMO claims.
Securing Future Food report
UK Food Group briefing, including comparison of GM and agroecological approaches.
Genetic Engineering Network, Genewatch, and GMEducation
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