from NaturalNews Website
For the past ten years, the British
government has been quietly subsidizing research aimed at developing
a genetically-modified (GM) potato resistant to
blight, the fungal
disease responsible for causing the infamous Irish potato famine.
And yet reports explains that the GM
potato research being conducted by Sainsbury - with public funding -
is so secretive that nobody knows for sure whether or not any
open-air trials of test GM potatoes have taken place.
As opposed to GM crops, this
blight-resistant potato - which is now available in more than six
different varieties - is safe for the environment, safe for human
consumption, and it does not require the yearly repurchasing of
terminator seeds and expensive chemical pesticides in order to grow.
The group is holding an event on July 23
to speak out against the abuse of public funds by the UK government,
and it needs your help to make it a success. Part of this event will
include the dropping off of a trailer full of safe, non-GM,
blight-resistant potatoes at the Sainsbury research center where the
GM potato trials are taking place.