Beyond GM

Beyond GM

Beyond GM campaigns raise awareness of, and public engagement with, issues around genetic modification in food and farming and agroecological alternatives. Although grounded in established science and academia their campaigns, which include GM Free Me, The Letter from America and Our Food Our Future, are creative and accessible to everyone.

At the festival they will be talking to people and providing information leaflets about sustainable food and farming. As an interactive activity they will be taking photos for the GM Free Me photo wall, which already features photos of more than 2,100 people from across the country who want the UK to be GM free.

They will also have a petition from their Mums group, Mums Say No to GMOs, to keep GM out of the animal feed supply.

The GM Free Me campaign has the support of many high profile supporters including conservationist Jane Goodall, gardener Alyls Fowler, MP Caroline Lucas, chef Valentine Warner and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

Other supporters include journalist George Monbiot, photographer Mary McCartney, organic entrepreneur Jo Wood, chefs the Hemsley Sisters,  DJ Don Letts, musician Daddy G and Bez from the Happy Mondays, UK 2014 Mr Universe Barny Du Plessis, MP Zac Goldsmith, journalist Lucy Siegel and dancer Anwar Russell.

Beyond GM’s European Tour

The Beyond GM team have just returned from a two month European tour with the Neil Young. They helped organise the GMO and Future of Farming tents in a mobile Global Village of activists that Neil brought on tour with him to help spread the message that we need to protect the natural world. See full story on their website.


  • GM Free Me photo wall
  • The GMO quiz
  • GMO ‘Chatterbox’ game
  • Colouring books courtesy Doves Farm (suitable for all ages)


  • GM Free Me photo wall
  • Interactive stand – Talking to people and providing information about sustainable food and farming
  • Beyond GM will have Mya-Rose Craig ‘Birdgirl’ (speaking on Saturday) on their table on Saturday.  Mya is one of our young ambassadors and recently filmed a video for their ‘Our Food Our Future’ kids campaign – watch now.

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