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GM wheat? NO THANKS!
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GM wheat - What's happening?
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In the UK:
Chef Raymond Blanc
Islamic Medical Association/UK
Pro-Natural Food Scotland
Shepton Farms Ltd
Veggies Catering Campaign
Walters Management Services
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Kenya Biodiversity Coalition
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GM wheat trial in the UK - 2012-2013
In September 2011 the UK Government ignored public and scientific objections by approving an application from Rothamsted Research to conduct an outdoor field test of GM wheat in Hertfordshire. Planting is planned for Spring 2012 and again in 2013.
The GM wheat emits an alarm chemical that aphids give out when they are under attack. Rothamsted Research hopes the chemical will drive aphids off the crop and draw aphid predators to the area.
Research shows this may not work – aphids may get used to the alarm and ignore it. Encouraging natural aphid parasites and predators - like ladybirds - already works without the risks of GM. We just don't need it.
There's more background info here.
What can we do?
We need to send a strong message to the Government and regulators that we don’t want GM wheat.
Indiviuals, community groups, millers, bakers and businesses of all kinds can find ideas for action to take here.
"The Real Bread Campaign works to find ways to make the whole chain from seed to sandwich better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet. Has GM technology ever done anything that supports any of these aims? If it has, could the same or better results have been achieved by non-GM means?
We need to be working with nature, not against it."
Chris Young, The Real Bread Campaign