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by Brenda Frick

Future historians may well look back and write about our time …. about how willing we are to sacrifice our children and jeopardize future generations with this massive experiment that is based on false promises and flawed science just to benefit the “bottom line of a commercial enterprise,” said Don Huber, referring to the North American “experiment” with glyphosate and genetically modified crops.

Friday, 25 January 2013 17:28

Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

By Mark Bittman

How quickly we forget.

After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides[1] and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before.

Friday, 25 January 2013 17:01

GM Info Card

GM-chart-fridge postcard for web posting-1

Friday, 25 January 2013 16:42

GM Alfalfa Campaign Update

 
After delaying the release of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa in Canada for 7 years, the biotech and seed industry is making a final play to commercialize GM alfalfa this year via Ontario and Quebec. GM alfalfa, with Monsanto’s Roundup Ready herbicide tolerance trait, was actually approved in Canada in 2005 but it cannot legally be sold as seed until the company Forage Genetics requests variety registration for the seed (that uses Monsanto's Roundup Ready technology). 

A 10-year ban on genetically modified foods in Peru came into effect this week, state news agency Andina reported.

Peru’s executive has approved the regulations for the law that prohibits the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country.

Friday, 25 January 2013 16:23

Bring Mandatory GMO Labeling To Canada

In Canada, there is currently a private member's bill C-257 introduced by NDP (recently had its first reading in Parliament) to require mandatory GMO labelling RIGHT HERE IN THIS COUNTRY. All Canadians need to show support for this Bill. We need an equivalent Prop 37 marketing campaign! Email Gerry Ritz, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, to express your support of Bill C-257 at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sign the petition here.

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