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Paul De Spa, spokes person for the Christchurch based anti-GE group Groundswell, inspecting an Avoca valley organic farm - photo Christchurch Scoop Tori Buttle

Christchurch could well be NZ's first GE free City.

Groundswell, a Christchurch based group opposed to the genetic engineering of food, is steadily raising public awareness of their objective to establish a Christchurch city as a GE free zone.

A seminar will be held at the city council next year to discuss the proposal to encourage and individuals to refrain from using genetically engineered products in horticulture and food production.

Christchurch City Council would publicise the fact that they are doing so in their own operations, lending moral and financial support.

Not only would a GE Free Zone in Christchurch set a world precedent, Groundswell believes that by standing up to overwhelming industrial and commercial interests a GE free zone will encourage feelings of enthusiasm, justice and security in the people of Christchurch.

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