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[20 APR 01] COVENTRY FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NEWS
GM Trials Face A New FoE

A protest rally against the planting of GM crops in Wolston is planned for Saturday morning.

The event is being organised by Coventry Friends of the Earth against Aventis's proposals to plant genetically modified maize just 3 miles from the national organic centre at Ryton Gardens. The trials may endanger the organic status of produce grown at the centre.

The protest will start at 11am on Main Street in the village. Environmentalists will be joined by local villagers and staff from the HDRA organisation based at Ryton Gardens.

Speakers at the rally will be Andy King, the MP for Rugby, Rodney Pattison, organic farmer and winner of the Lorraine Award and Alan Gear, the Executive Director of HDRA.

They will be joined by stilt walkers and a giant corn on the cob!

The campaign against the trials will continue with a public meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 26 April at Wolston Village Hall.

SEE ALSO: [05 APR 01] RYTON FACES GM THREAT

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