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Protests over ERMA hearing into GE Sheep

5 April 2000
Media Advisory

Protests over ERMA hearing into GE Sheep

Protests will be held outside the offices of the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) tomorrow (Thursday) over an application by AgResearch to genetically engineer sheep to make them produce more muscle.

The Green Party will be making a submission opposing the application. The Greens will be represented by legal counsel Tom Bennion and Green MP Sue Kedgley will address the hearing at approximately 11am.

The first protest will begin outside ERMA on the corners of Customhouse Quay and Waring Taylor Street at 9am. Green MP Sue Kedgley will be making a speech. A candle light vigil will begin at 7pm.

The protest has been organised and will be attended by the Green Party, GE Free New Zealand, Soil and Health, ECO, Friends of the Earth, the Safe Food Campaign and the Pacific Institute of Resource Management.

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Sue Kedgley MP: 04 470 6728, 025 270 9088 Jonathan Hill (press secretary): 021 110 1133




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