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Local Action – GM Protest – Thursday 28 Feb 12 noon

Posted in Events, Movements by Ferne Edwards on February 26th, 2008

Please find information below from Gene Ethics.

We can still win a GM-free future!

Hullo Gene Ethics supporters:

Premier Brumby says Victoria’s GM canola ban will be allowed to lapse this Thursday, February 28. Victoria is a renegade, going it alone, as WA, SA, Tasmania and the ACT will continue to be GM-free. Bayer and Monsanto (licensee NuFarm) may begin to sell seed for the permanent and unrestricted commercial release of herbicide tolerant GM canola crops. But that is NOT the end of the story … We can stop this madness if we act together!!

To do list (urgent):

1. Protest to your state MPs and Premier Brumby at http://geneethics.org/actnow/display/2 before Thursday February 28. Also, ring and write a personal note to your own MPs, in both the lower and upper house of state parliament. The government can just write a new date in the executive order behind GM ban. Tell them to do it! Why? See the Gene Ethics briefing on the ‘GM canola bans – unresolved threshold issues’ at http://geneethics.org/resource

2. Rally on Parliament House steps, Spring Street Melbourne Thursday February 28 at Noon. See the attached flier for details.

3. Print or order GM-free Zone signs for your place at http://geneethics.org/resource. Thousands of these signs are posted but more are needed in high profile spots.

4. Print the GM-free Zone petitions at http://geneethics.org/resource. Please get these petitions signed locally and submit them to your local councillor or Mayor. Gene Ethics has written to all councils asking them to declare a GM-free Zone but your local support is essential if councils are to take the demand for GM-free Zones seriously.

5. Join or form a local group. Gene Ethics can put you in touch with others in your area. The GM-free campaign will continue in the food stores and supermarkets.

Peace and joy,

Executive Director
Gene Ethics
60 Leicester St, Carlton 3053 Australia
Tel: 1300 133 868 or 03 9347 4500 {Int Code +613}
Fax: 03 9340 5102
Email: info @geneethics.org
WWW: http://www.geneethics.org
gm-free-rally-280208.pdf

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