9 May 2012

Mass action against GM - Sunday, May 27th 2012 (Hertfordshire)

A form of GM wheat engineered to repel aphids has been planted in an open-air field in Hertfordshire, UK.  The institute responsible for this is a publicly funded agricultural research institute.  Unfortunately, growing GM crops in the open means there are many risks, and contamination of the wider ecology is inevitable.    

A grassroots movement called Take the Flour Back is organizing an action on Sunday, May 27th 2012 to remove the crops if the institute has not already done so - thereby removing the potential harmful impact of growing these crops in the open.   People are invited to participate in the decontamination or show their support for the action.   

Given the extensive work that WIN reps have engaged in with regard to food and GM over the years, and the implication of growing GM crops in the open, WIN would like to draw attention to this action.    

Learn more about the action here:

5 May 2012

Being A Green Congregation (Canterbury): Wed 16th May 2012

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2012
Time: 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Venue: St Peter's Methodist Church, St Peters Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BE.  
St. Peter's Contemporary Theology Group - A Discussion led by the Rev. Mike Walling, with:
  • Muzammal Hussain (Contemplative Activist, Wisdom in Nature Rep) 
  • Sunniva Taylor (Sustainability & Peace Programme, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, Board Member Operation Noah) 
  • Rabbi Neil Amswych (Bournemouth Reform Synagogue,  Chair of Dorset Inter Faith Education and Action)
The church is about 100 metres from the Westgate Towers, towards the city centre. 

More info: John Butler; Tel: 01227 760 600.