May 24, 2013
In addition to current action campaigns, CBAN researches, monitors and takes action on these priority issues. Go to Resources to find information and links relating to issues not seen here.
Democratic debate and transparent governance are key to addresssing any of the socio-economic, ethical, environmental and safety concerns of genetic engineering.
CBAN is a Steering Committee Member of the North American STOP GE Trees Campaign and is working with groups across the world in the call for a ban on GE Trees.
The Canadian Government has approved Monsanto’s herbicide resistant (Roundup Ready) alfalfa for human consumption and environmental release but it is not yet legal to sell GM alfalfa seeds in Canada. Variety registration is needed before the crop can be commercially grown in Canada.
Canadians can play a very positive role internationally and we have a lot to learn from peasant organizing across the world.
Without our knowledge, understanding, or consent, "life-science" conglomerates are genetically engineering food plants for corporate profit with little concern for our health or the effect on the environment.
- Brewster Kneen author of " Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology"