May 24, 2013
CBAN Press Releases
PEI representative to attend US hearings on GE fish safety
Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada, - Today in Prince Edward Island (PEI) representatives from environmental and health groups held a press conference outside AquaBounty’s Bay Fortune facility to denounce the company’s plans to commercially produce genetically engineered (GE) fish eggs at the location. The company is asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve its GE Atlantic salmon for human consumption and says it will soon ask for approval in Canada. AquaBounty recently revealed its plan to produce GE fish eggs exclusively on PEI, then ship the eggs to Panama for growing out and processing to then sell into the US consumer market. The company claims the fish grow twice as fast as other farmed fish.
As U.S. Decision on GE Fish Nears Final Stage, Company Reveals Plan to Produce GE Salmon Eggs in Canada
September 8, 2010. Ottawa, Halifax – Canadian groups are expressing concern that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is rushing the final stages of its process to evaluate the safety of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. According to documents released on Friday by the FDA, the company AquaBounty plans to produce all of its GE salmon eggs in Canada
FDA Considers Approval of GE Salmon--the First GE Food Animal--Yet Fails to
Inform the Public of Environmental and Economic Risks.
Joint Press Statement
Washington, DC August 27, 2010 – A coalition of 31 consumer, animal welfare and environmental groups, along with commercial and recreational fisheries associations and food retailers submitted a joint statement criticizing an announcement this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it will potentially approve the long-shelved AquAdvantage transgenic salmon as the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for human consumption.
Canadian groups support Haitian rejection of Monsanto’s seed donation
Regroupement québécois contre les OGM (RQcOGM)
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
Ottawa, Montréal et Québec, April 30, 2010 – A large coalition of consumer, farmer and environmental groups are calling on the Federal Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq, to stop aligning Canada’s positions with those of the U.S. at international negotiations on GM food labeling. Joint actions with the U.S. government threaten to compromise the right of countries to establish labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods.
Groups applaud MPs for moving Bill C-474 to Committee for study
Ottawa. Thursday, April 15, 2010 – Last night, Parliament passed Private Members Bill C-474 through second reading, in spite of intense pressure from the biotech industry. The Bill, which would require analysis of potential harm to export markets before the sale of new genetically modified (GM) seeds, will now be studied by the House of Commons Agriculture Committee.
Ottawa. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - Tomorrow, Parliament will debate Private Members Bill C-474 to require that “an analysis of potential harm to export markets be conducted before the sale of any new genetically engineered seed is permitted.”
Halifax, Thursday, March 11, 2010 – The corporate sponsor of this week’s Brier, biotechnology company Monsanto, is under intense scrutiny from environmental, consumer and farmer groups in Nova Scotia, and across Canada and the world.
Canadian Farm and Consumer Groups Urge U.S. Department of Agriculture to Stop Monsanto’s New GE Seed
Saskatoon, March 3, 2010 - Today a number of prominent Canadian farmer and consumer groups urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) not to permit the introduction of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa in the U.S., citing serious concerns about the future of organic food and farming in North America
February 9, 2010. Ottawa, Montreal, Washington, Tokyo, Sydney: 233 consumer and farmer groups in 26 countries have joined the “Definitive Global Rejection of GM Wheat” statement to stop the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) wheat and remind the biotechnology corporation Monsanto that genetically modifying this major crop is not acceptable to farmers or consumers. (1)