May 20, 2013
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These are the current strategic actions we ask you to take with us. Thank you!
Stop GM Alfalfa: Stand with Farmers!
- Send your letter to the Agriculture Minister instantly!
- You can also share and post the YouTube video on GM alfalfa!
- Download the petition and collect signatures for your MP!
- More information and action on GM alfalfa.
Stop the GM Apple
In BC, April 13 - May 14, 2013: Ask your candidates in the provincial election what their position is on the GM apple. Ask this question in all-candidate debates and make your concerns know. The new BC government needs to take action to protect BC apple growers from the GM apple. Check for BC campaign updates and information here.
- Write to your provincial agriculture minister and ask them to take action to protect the apple growers in your area from the GM apple.
- Write or call your federal Member of Parliament. You can look up their contacts using your postal code at www.parl.gc.ca
Stop the GM Atlantic Salmon
January 2013: The US government has released its environmental assessment of the GE Atlantic salmon, a last step to approving the GE fish. The small U.S. company AquaBounty wants to produce GE Atlantic salmon eggs on Prince Edward Island, ship them to Panama to grow out and then ship the processed fish to the US consumer market. Environment Canada has not yet approved the GE fish or egg production in Canada.
- Write instantly to the Minister of Environment to stop GM salmon by clicking here!
- For more info on GM fish click here.
Stop Legalized Contamination from Unapproved GM Foods: "Low Level Presence"
January 2013: The Canadian Government is proposing a new policy to allow contamination of our food supply with genetically engineered foods that have not been approved for safe eating in Canada. The Canadian government wants to allow imports with a percent, 0.1% or higher, contaminated with genetically modified (GM) foods that have not yet been approved by Health Canada for safe human consumption. The GM foods will have been approved for safety in at least one other country but not yet evaluated as safe by our own regulators. The federal government calls this “Low Level Presence” or LLP and argues that this “low level” of contamination is not harmful.
NO GM Sweetcorn
Genetically modified (GM) sweet corn is now being grown by some farmers who are selling at roadside stands, at Farmers’ Markets, and through grocery stores. This a new GM crop from Monsanto - the sweet corn is designed to be insect resistant (its toxic to insects!) and herbicide tolerant (its used with Roundup herbicide!).
- Write to other grocery chains and ask them if their fresh sweet corn supply is non-GM and ask them to make sure that all their sweet corn is non-GM for next year.
- Ask your local farmer or manager at the farm stand or grocery store if the sweet corn they are selling is genetically modified (also called genetically engineered). Please send your responses to CBAN. Below is some information to help you get an answer.
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