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Help oppose new GM trials

Please donate on the form below to help GM Freeze oppose the experimental GM trials in open fields

GM field trials are becoming more common in the UK. In the first few months of 2019, the John Innes Centre received permission to plant GM wheat and broccoli at their farm just outside Norwich, while Rothamsted Research received consent for “pick and mix” GM camelina trials in Hertfordshire and Suffolk. In June, the Sainsbury Laboratory was given the go-ahead to extend their field trials of GM potatoes.

GM Freeze has consistently led the opposition to open air field trials and supported hundreds of people to make their feelings known in a constructive way. Additional restrictions have been placed on trials in response to our input, which ensures that applications cannot be simply nodded through.

A full response to each trial costs around £2,500 and GM Freeze is run on a shoestring. We receive grants for some work but that has to be planned well in advance, whereas trial applications like these crop up without notice and need a swift response.

If no donation form appears above, you can send a cheque (payable to GM Freeze) to: GM Freeze, Open Space Cooperative, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5RF or contact us on 0845 217 8992 or info[at] for details of how to pay into our bank account.