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Monday, 15 April 2013 21:48

GM Alfalfa Day of Action Recap

 

Day of Action

Thank you to all who participating in the Day of Action against GM Alfalfa on April 9th, 2013! To see photos from the Day of Action Rally in Calgary, click here.

Here is a taste of the media coverage of this National event:

GMO protest targets Harper’s Calgary office (Video)

Anti-GM Alfalfa Rallies Planned

 

New Report Warns of Inevitable Contamination - Farmers and Consumers Say No Thanks! 

Monday, 01 April 2013 19:49

Consumers demanding chemical-free foods

By Harley Richards - Red Deer Advocate

With some 350 certified-organic producers andprocessors on its membership roster, Organic Alberta has come a long way since its inception as Going Organic in 2004.

Becky Lipton, the non-profit association’s executive director, said inquiries about organic production continue to come in on a regular basis — although the recent economic downturn and surge in prices for conventional agricultural commodities did result in the loss of a handful of members.

Monday, 01 April 2013 19:47

Organic food benefits touted

By Harley Richards - Red Deer Advocate

In November 2012, California voters narrowly defeated Proposition 37 — a plebiscite that, if passed, would have resulted in mandatory labelling of genetically engineered foods in that state.

Opponents argued that such a measure would have added billions of dollars to food costs, without providing health or safety benefits. Proponents insisted that consumers have a right to know what’s in their food.

St. John’s, NL – February 21, 2013 

Newfoundland mussel farmers and primary processing facilities have met the criteria and been certified against the Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard.

By Ronnie Cummins and Katherine Paul

Organic Consumers Association, March 13th, 2013

Whole Foods Market (WFM) is being praised in the media for announcing that it will become the first U.S. grocery chain to require that genetically engineered (GE) foods in its stores be labeled, by 2018. This is a victory for consumers and the GE labeling movement. And it’s a major setback for Monsanto, who for 20 years has worked hand-in-hand with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to uphold the myth that GE foods and crops are “substantially equivalent” to non-GE foods, that they are perfectly safe, and shouldn’t require labels.

But let’s take a look at what led up to the announcement, and how the plan falls short.

A new study at Oregon State University (OSU) has shown that dairy cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk, including more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, than that produced by cows fed a traditional feed mixture of corn, grains, alfalfa hay and grass silage.

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