TQ3079 : Tractor and Trolley parade outside Downing Street

taken 18 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Tractor and Trolley parade outside Downing Street
Tractor and Trolley parade outside Downing Street
'GM say no before it's too late' - a sign mounted on a tractor.
Tractor and Trolley parade in London October 2003

In 2003 many people were fighting against the possibility of genetically modified crops being introduced to the country. During the summer there were many events around the country under the banner of "Keep our harvest GM free". The parade was the culmination of these events and was timed to greet Gerald Miles, the Welsh organic farmer who drove his tractor from Pembroke to London. The support and media interest he gained on his journey underlined the strong feeling amongst public, retailers, farmers and local authorities against the commercialisation of GM.

"Other than the excellent turnout and spectacle, there were two things that made the Tractors and Trolleys parade really fantastic. Firstly, the feeling and excitement that we might actually win the battle against GM crops in the UK. Secondly, this was a real mixture of Friends of the Earth, the Women’s Institute, farmers,other NGOs and direct activists.” Karen Leach, Birmingham Friends of the Earth. (from Friends of the Earth post-event publication)

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Monday, 13 October, 2003   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 22 September, 2010
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