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GE FREE Action Roadshow Information

GE FREE ACTION ROADSHOW Information, Networking, Discussion, Music

Tuesday, 7 September 2004 7 pm Trades Hall 147 Great North Rd Grey Lynn, Auckland

Contact (09) 358 4105 or 0508 GE FREE (Hosted by the Auckland GE Free Coalition)

As part of the nationwide tour, this empowering and interactive presentation is to encourage the people of Aotearoa to take responsibility for our wellbeing: people, animals and our land. To educate on what action we can take about the genetic engineering of our food and agriculture, to preserve our identity and keep us GE FREE!

The recently published report by the Bioethics Council shows once again that no government agency will effectively stop the release of GE organisms into the environment and the food chain. Only if the the people of Aotearoa stand together against GE can we protect our unique land, animals, biodiversity, economy and future wellbeing.


Local Resistance to Genetic Engineering A Full Day Of Workshops Saturday, 18 September 2004 Wellsford

Contact 0508 GE FREE for more details.

Workshops include: crop decontamination, blockading and barricading, getting your message across and dealing with the media. The workshops will be followed by a two hour strategy session for anyone interested in the GE Free campaign.

Background information on the GE-Free Action Roadshow:

We want the same thing as the majority of New Zealanders - no GE in our food and environment. We need to take back control of our food chain from corporate hands, and take responsibility for living in a sustainable way.

We are winning this campaign! Globally, the biotech industry is in retreat. Consumer resistance to GE foods remains strong. And now is the time to send a clear message that NZ is no place for GE.

The People's Moratorium is a statement issued by groups united in the GE Free campaign which continues the ban on releasing genetically engineered (GE) organisms in our food or environment. It came into effect on 29 October 2003 when the New Zealand government lifted their moratorium on the release of GE into the environment.

The People's Moratorium Enforcement Agency (PMEA) was created by a group of individuals committed to protecting New Zealand's precious GE Free status.The PMEA is a grassroots movement based on creating a force that continues to uphold this moratorium through non-violent direct action. The PMEA seeks to empower New Zealanders by providing education, training and research.

Direct Action is a term which is often misunderstood....In fact, Direct action refers to an action taken which directly affects the change you wish to see. It may be something as simple as giving someone a meal, if you're working against hunger. Since the action in itself has a direct effect, it has a power and strength. In practise, the most effective actions are both direct and symbolic, providing a clear witness to your beliefs. We support and promote nonviolent direct action..This means taking action to directly effect the changes we wish to see using non-violent means.

The time to engage in non-violent direct action against GE food and GE crops is now! We plan to provide GE-Free people and groups with the information, networking, skills and support that will be of most interest and use to them in their local area and where they are at with the GE-Free campaign...

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