07 Aug '11, 9pm

Not in my loaf. We need your help to oppose plans to run trials for GM wheat in Hertfordshire . Follow the link

Not in my loaf. We need your help to oppose plans to run trials for GM wheat in Hertfordshire . Follow the link

Take action against the proposed GM wheat trial A new application for a GM wheat trial was announced in July 2011. The Soil Association will be submitting information to the consultation highlighting how the trial is potentially risky, unnecessary and a waste of public money. The GM wheat has been engineered to repel aphids, using a technique which has already been shown to work using non GM methods. If you agree with us, you can register your objections in the Government consultation which is running until the 19th August 2011. Here are some points you might like to include in your response: There is a risk of cross-contamination with other plants The inclusion of an antibiotic resistant marker gene may contribute to a rise in resistant infections in humans and animals There is no market for GM wheat - citizens have voted no to GM in their food There is a lack of data on ...

Full article: http://www.soilassociation.org/Whyorganic/GM/Takeaction/N...

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