|Rowan Tilly, one of the five snowballers said, "These GE crops are an assault on our food and environment. In the face of responsibility being waived by those in a position to wield it, the responsibility falls on us". The women were arrested, but later released without charge. Monsanto are now seeking a civil injunction against them.||
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This action set in motion the "genetiX snowball", a campaign of civil responsibility about the most fundamental element of our lives - what we eat. The genetiX snowball campaign enables people to demon-strate their concerns by pledging to "encourage groups and individuals to non-violently and accountably pull up a small number of crops and get others to do the same." There have now been over 30 actions and they will continue every other weekend until the request for a 5 year moratorium on the deliberate release of genetically modified plants in Britain, except for government sponsored ecological tests, has been met.
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