paster | 26.02.2005 13:36 | Bio-technology
A coalition of environmentalists yet again blockaded Sainsbury’s huge regional distribution centre at Emerson’s Green overnight, causing disruption to Sainsbury’s retail supply across the South-West and beyond. Braving sub-zero temperatures and snow, campaigners blockaded the entrance to the depot, locking on for three hours with steel tubes.
Activists are demanding that Sainsburys honour their undertaking to stop marketing dairy products from animals reared on genetically modified soya and maize. Currently the use of animal feed is keeping gm in the food chain despite overwhelming opposition from consumers. Sainsburys
have also been heavily criticised for driving down farm-gate prices for dairy farmers who demand a fair price for gm free milk.
The blockade ended with six arrests. Support will be needed!!