GM crop protest

The activist group, Take The Flour Back, is planning a "mass action against genetically modified wheat" at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, today.

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Police guard GM crop site

Police guard GM crops at Harpenden
Police guard GM crops at Harpenden Credit: Lauren Carter, ITV Anglia

There's a heavy police presence at at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden after protestors planning action over a genetically modified wheat trial there were banned from going anywhere near the crop.St Albans council has secured extra police powers to stop them going on to the land.

GM crops at Harpenden
GM crops at Harpenden Credit: Lauren Carter, ITV Anglia

The media have been given a guided tour of the land where genetically modified wheat trials are being carried out. A group called Take the Flour Back are due to protest over the open air trials of genetically modified wheat.

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