Friday, 24 October 2008

*An evening with Percy Schmeiser

What would GM crops mean for British Farmers?

An evening with Percy Schmeiser

Chaired by Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the London Assembly

Wednesday, 29th October 2008

6.30pm Drinks and buffet at Gaia House
(18 Well Walk, London, NW3 1LD)

7.30pm Talk and discussion at Burgh House
(Opposite Gaia House, New End Square, London NW3 1LT)

The British public has shown it has no taste for GM crops. Now, however, climate change and world food shortages have placed them back on the political agenda.

Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser is in the UK to talk about the effect that growing GM crops commercially is having in his home country. He will share his astonishing experiences about the knock-on effects of GM contamination, which have gained him worldwide recognition, and will discuss what GM crops could mean for British farmers and the right to choose food free of GM contamination.

Book a place please contact Sarah Nicholl on or 020 7428 0055.
Reserve your place online at or send a cheque for £10 to
The Gaia Foundation, 6 Heathgate Place, Agincourt Road, London, NW3 2NU. Booking for this event is essential.

Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada. He specializes in breeding and growing canola. He became an international symbol and spokesperson for independent farmers’ rights and the regulation of transgenic crops during his protracted legal battle with agrichemical company Monsanto. He is recipient of the 2007 Right Livelihood Award.

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Jenny Jones is an ex-archaeologist and former chair of the Green Party. She has been a Member of the London Assembly since 2000 and was elected as the first Green member on Southwark Council in 2006. In her former role as chair of London Food, Jenny played an important part in shaping the mayoral Food Strategy for London. She is also the former Deputy Mayor of London and in 2004was named as one of 200 ‘women of achievement’

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