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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:57

Press Release: GM Alfalfa Release Delayed!

no GM alfalfaBreaking News, March 28, 2014: GM Alfalfa Release Delayed! Your actions are working. Thanks to all your protest, we have kept GM alfalfa off the market this spring! The company Forage Genetics International (FGI) will not release genetically modified (GM) alfalfa this spring, thanks to farmer and consumer opposition. Your continued protest, culminating in last year’s national Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa, has delayed the release of GM alfalfa in Canada. Thank you for taking effective action with CBAN!

The corporate decision to delay the introduction of GM alfalfa was confirmed in the Western Producer newspaper and builds upon recent statements made by seed companies in Quebec and Ontario.

November 25, 2013. Ottawa. Canada’s approval of commercial production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon eggs is an alarming decision that sets Canada up to be the source of global environmental risk, says the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Islanders Say No to Frankenfish.

Moncton, New Brunswick, November 22, 2013 – The Canadian organic industry is updating its standards and pursuing new domestic and international markets with a $500 000 investment by the Government of Canada. Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Goguen (Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe) made the announcement today on behalf of federal agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz at the 14th Annual Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Conference and Trade Show.

Public Notice - October 23, 2013
CBAN Tests Find Unlabelled GM Sweet Corn Across Canada: GM sweet corn in stores and farmers markets
The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) tested sweet corn samples from across Canada and found unlabelled genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) fresh sweet corn in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers markets. CBAN testing clearly shows that consumers across Canada could be unknowingly buying GM sweet corn.http://www.cban.ca/corn
Take action to stop GM sweet corn for 2014: “Get GM Sweet Corn Out”

September 19, 2013, Vancouver - This morning, in an unprecedented step, the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), at their Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, passed a resolution “that UBCM ask the British Columbia government to legislate the prohibition of importing, exporting and growing plants and seeds containing genetically engineered DNA, and raising GE animals within BC, and to declare, through legislation, that BC is a GE Free area in respect to all plant and animal species."  
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