During an attack of an armed militia with around 40 gunmen to the peasant's camp at the experimental field trial of Syngenta Seeds multinational, at Santa Teresa do Oeste, at 13:30 of today (October 21st), a Via Campesina member, Valmir Motta, 32 years old, father of 3 children, was executed with two shots on his chest. Other six rural workers are severely wounded and a gunmen was possibly killed.
Oberboihingen – About 20 activists are occupying a trial field with GM maize in Oberboihingen in the south of Germany since last Friday April 4th. They want to prevent contamination of conventional corn. They installed a 10-meter high tower in the field. Thanks to the support of the local population the occupants managed to defy heavy rainfall during the weekend.
This year there have been a lot of applications and approvals for potato and maize field trial permissions. On the website of VROM , the Dutch Ministry of Environment, you can see in which municipalities those field trials are. (Click on “Locaties Veldproeven”)
An overview of the locations of the field trial applications in 2008 with maize you can see on the website of Greenpeace.