Norfolk farmer and veteran campaigner Lord Peter Melchett has died aged 71. The Labour peer lived in north west Norfolk. Lord Melchett became nationally known having led a group of 28 Greenpeace campaigners who trashed a GM maize trial crop at a site in Lyng, in 2000. As executive director of Greenpeace UK at the time, Lord Melchett was acquitted of all charges along with his fellow activists. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Disks in 2000, Lord Melchett said: “You can only do it if people support you, and they won’t if what you’re doing isn’t right or if what you’re predicting doesn’t turn out to be true.”
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Sybil Ruscoe hears a tribute to the environmental campaigner Peter Melchett who has died. Lord Melchett was the Policy Director of the Soil Association and an organic farmer in Norfolk.
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