GP Actions in UK
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- Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 15:13:53 +0000
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For Immediate release
February 18th 1999
STATEMENT FROM GREENPEACE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Greenpeace today was on its way to Liverpool docks to try and stop yet
another massive import of GE soya getting into the country and into
up to 60% of our processed foods.
The police in vans and helicopter surrounded a group of Greenpeace
volunteers in a service station in the middle of the night and have
now impounded four Greenpeace inflatable boats. Clearly the
Government doesn't want people to demonstrate their opposition to
this gene food flooding into the country. The fact is that t y don't
want people to know that it is happening.
That is why Greenpeace delivered four tonnes of genetically engineered
soya beans to Tony Blair at Downing Street this morning. This is one
of the few addresses in the country where the occupant has actually
said that he wants to eat this stuff.
Seven Greenpeace volunteers were arrested at Downing Street and the police
took a large quantity of organic fruit and vegetables into custody.
Clearly this natural, organic food posed a serious threat to national
security - or anyhow to Tony Blair's peace of mind - because it shows
there is a healthy and natural future.
Genetically engineered food must be banned. The future is true, organic food
and that is what the British people clearly want.
Greenpeace is calling on anyone who can to go to Liverpool Docks now
and help us stop this. Given the overwhelming public support,
together we can win this battle.
For further information contact the Greenpeace Press Office
on 0171 865 8255/6/7/8 or 0171 865 8285 or
Stills and footage are available on request
EU GMO Advisor
Greenpeace International European Unit
37, Rue de la Tourelle
Tel: +32-2-280 14 00
Fax: +32-2-230 84 13