BY SARAH SCHMIDT, POSTMEDIA NEWS AUGUST 15, 2012
Canada is set to unveil to the world its proposal to permit traces of unapproved genetically modified organisms in imported foods, even as government officials admit they don’t trust all countries “equally” when it comes to how they approve use of the organisms.
The federal government’s draft plan for managing the low-level presence of GMOs in food and feed products, to be submitted to the World Trade Organization in September, will undergo more consultations in Canada.
Organic Trade Association supports consumers’ right to know
Urges consumers to vote “Yes” on California Proposition 37
(Aug. 8, 2012)—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today voiced its strong support for California voters’ right to know whether the foods they purchase are genetically engineered, and urged them to vote “Yes” on Proposition 37 in the November General Election in California.
A Report of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change
Click here for the full report: www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2537e/i2537e00.pdf
According to the Report on Agriculture, released by Statistic
Click on the link to read the 2012 Systematic Review of Pesticide Health Effects
This study is from the Ontario College of Family Physicians, which reviewed more than 140 research studies:
This is powerful evidence for the need to eliminate pesticides for the safety of farm workers, children, and unborn children. A strong correlation was found between pesticides and ADHD, asthma, autism spectrum disorder, low birth weights etc. High-risk occupations would include pesticide applicators, greenhouse workers, and conventional (i.e., non- organic) market gardeners and farmers.