GM crop rally at Sealand - 14 July
There will be a rally at Wales' only remaining GM crop
on sat July 14th , Sealand, Flintshire.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a national rally in North
Sealand, Flintshire near Chester on Saturday 13th July to demonstrate
against Wales only GM crop. Radical journalist/ author George Monbiot
and the MEP for Wales, Jill Evens will address the rally at 11 a.m.
in the Connah's Quay Civic Hall, Sealand. At 2.30 p.m. the rally will
re-assemble at the field of GM crops about 1 mile from Chester off the
The GM Free Wales Campaign will start the Action Day with a public seminar
'GM on Trial' at Connah's Quay Civic Hall, Sealand starting at 11 a.m.
The meeting will be chaired by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans, who is a
of the Environment and Public Health Committee of the European Parliament.
Ms Evans, who represents the whole of Wales in the European Parliament
consistently campaigned against GM crops. The crop at Sealand has been
despite overwhelming opposition locally, throughout Wales and nationally.
Jill Evans, MEP for Wales said
"A strong alliance is developing in Wales of groups committed to
a GM-free Wales. It is essential that due regard is given to the democratic
processes in Wales and that the wishes of our communities are respected.
George Monbiot, journalist and author of 'Captive State' said
"The Blair Government was faced with a clear choice between the
needs of it's two great constituents: Middle England and Big Business.
Middle England hates GM, Big Business loves it. The fact that the Government
sided with Big Business shows where it's real priorities lie'
Custodians of the Land
'All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good
people to do nothing.'
- Edmund Burke