- Street Theatre
Contact Totnes Group for some ideas, or make up your own e.g. dress up as a mutant vegetable and go leafletting in you local shopping area.
- Visit the offices and factories of your local Biotech company or food producer
Have a chat about your concerns with someone who makes decisions. This is an especially good strategy if you don't feel that they have answered your written queries satisfactorily. You can decide whether to warn them before you visit or not. You can target brands which still use genetically modified products. Watch out for which companies are going GM-free before you target a particular brand, as they are falling like flies to public pressure. Check out the lists on the Totnes website: http://www.togg.freeserve.co.uk/resources. There have also been numerous cases of redesigning of corporate logos / adverts - being creative doesn't have to mean starting from scratch!
- Drop an anti GenetiX banner somewhere like:
� Council Buildings "Don't genetically eXperiment with school kids"
� Supermarkets "Stop selling gene foods - Go organic!"
� Food companies/ Biotech companies near you
� Field sites/experimental farms.
� Investment houses/pension funds that invest in Biotech companies "stop sponsoring the genetic eXperiment.."
- Corporate AGMs
are good places to raise your objections as a shareholder. It is possible to buy just one 'share' or get a friend with shares to allow you're their proxy vote.
- The ports where GM soya and maize enter the UK
A large amount comes into Liverpool from the USA and Canada. Ask the port authorities about shipments.
Soya & maize edible oil refineries and processors, grain carriers such as Cargill, seed companies, cotton processors, (soya) ink manufacturers.
Be creative - GM products are now used in a wide variety of manufacturing processes.
Please keep GEN informed about actions that you have taken - no matter how big or small.