Help oppose new GM trial
Please donate on the form below to allow GM Freeze to oppose the latest experimental GM field trial.
On 20 February Rothamsted Research applied for permission to plant highly experimental GM Camelina Sativa at their farm in Hertfordshire.
GM Freeze has consistently led the opposition to open air field trials in the UK. We have supported hundreds of people to make their feelings known in a constructive way. We would like to do the same this time but we have a problem that we haven’t faced before.
In the past we have used our core funds to cover the cost of responding to trial applications but last year saw a 40% drop in core grant funding. We have found new funders but they will only support specific projects planned well in advance, rather than emergencies like this.
The consultation for this trial closes on 8 April. A full response, with a press and social media campaign to back it up, will cost us a little over £2,500. If we can’t cover at least some of those costs we won’t be able to respond and this trial could go ahead unchallenged.