June 20, 2013
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Press Contact: Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network 613 241 2267 ext 25, email@example.com
Press Release - May 29, 2013: Illegal GM Wheat Contamination Discovered in US: Contamination Status in Canada is Unknown
- Media Backgrounder, April 10, 2013: Genetically Modified (GM) Atlantic Salmon in PEI
- Media Backgrounder, April 2013: Genetically Modified Foods
Media Advisory - April 8, 2013: 38 Protest Rallies Across Ontario and Canada: April 9 for Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa
Press Release - April 2, 2013: New Report Warns of Inevitable Contamination if GM Alfalfa Released in Ontario
Press Release, March 12, 2013: BC Opposition to GM Apple Mounts: Petition Presented in Provincial Legislature
Press Release, February 28, 2013: Islanders Say No to GM Salmon: GM Opponents ask Premier to Ban GM Salmon Egg Production in PEI
Press Release, February 25, 2013: Global Growth of GM Crops Overblown: ISAAA yearly report misleads, says CBAN
- Background: GM Crop Data Clarified: Interpreting the ISAAA Report, February 25, 2013.
- Factsheet: Genetically Engineered Cotton
Press Release, November 19, 2012: GM 2,4-D-Tolerant Crops set to Accelerate Pesticide Use: Groups denounce government approvals as reckless
Civil society groups Équiterre, Nature Québec, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Prevent Cancer Now, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, and Vigilance OGM denounced regulatory approval of Canada’s first corn and soy crop plants genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) to tolerate doses of the herbicide 2,4-D. The groups say that the new GM crops, developed Dow AgroSciences, will lead to increased herbicide use, with more toxic pesticides in the environment and our food.
Press Release, Oct 24, 2012: from National Farmers Union Grey County Local 344 and Region 3 (Ontario): Farmers Protest “Industry Spin” Designed to Facilitate Licensing of GM Alfalfa in Ontario: Policy of coexistence of GM alfalfa is “utterly absurd", say local farmers.
September 20, 2012, Press Release : Unprecedented Safety Study Finds Harm from GM Corn
The first GM animal feeding trial conducted over the lifetime of laboratory rats (two years) to test Monsanto's GM corn NK603 and their herbicide Roundup found tumours, multiple organ damage and premature death. (Séralini, G.-E., et al. "Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize." Food Chem. Toxicol. (2012) See the short video and summary of the peer-reviewed study http://research.sustainablefoodtrust.org/
August 14, 2012, Press Release: GM Apple Jeopardizes Okanagan’s Reputation, say local groups
July 9, 2012 - Press Release: GM Apple Closer to U.S. Approval: Farce of Canadian public consultation exposed
June 22, 2012 - Press Release: GM “Enviropigs” Meet Dead End: Remaining GM pigs euthanized at the University of Guelph
May 29, 2012 - Press Release: Richmond City Council Finalizes GE Free Zone
April 2, 2012 - Press Release: Genetically Modified Pig Shelved: “Feds should rule out GM food animals,” citizens’ group urges
- Media Background: Enviropig
- Media Background: GM Foods
- Ontario Farmer: "Enviropig breeding put on hold", article March 27, 2012
- Summary of public opinion poll on GM animals and fish (Agriculture Canada).
- Remarks from Paul Slomp, National Farmers Union, Press Conference, April 2, 2012.
- Remarks from Lucy Sharratt, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Press Conference, April 2, 2012.
March 27, 2012, Press Release - Genetically Modified Goats on Display at Ottawa Experimental Farm: Family Outing Turns to Shock
February 13, 2012 - Press Release: New Video Educates Canadians on Threat of GM Alfalfa: Family farms and organic food at risk from genetically modified alfalfa
Genetically Modified Atlantic Salmon: Atlantic Canada is at the centre of the global controversy over GM fish. October 24-27, Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, St. John's.
- Media Advisory: Press Conference Monday Oct 24, Bay Fortune, PEI
- Media Backgrounder: Genetically Modified Atlantic Salmon
- Contacts for Media including biographies of speakers
- More info on GM fish:www.cban.ca/fish
- October 19, 2011 - Press Release: Islanders Hold the Future of Wild Atlantic Salmon in their Hands: U.S and Canadian panel to present on the risks of genetically modified fish in Charlottetown
October 17, 2011 - Press Release: Critics of Genetically Modified Animals Barred from Summit on the Future of Animal Agriculture
October 11, 2011 - Press Release : U.S. Rubber-Stamp of GM Fish Imminent? U.S. approval would trigger corporate plans to produce genetically modified salmon eggs in Canada, but Environment Canada remains silent
September 12, 2001 - Press Release : Groups to Host 12 Public Events in BC on Genetically Modified Foods: Public forums to highlight risks of GM crops and animals
- Media Backgrounder on GM Foods, September 2011
- Selected Comments from EU Member States and Listing of Studies Recommended
- Summary and Background on SmartStax corn and risk questions, CBAN.
April 7, 2011 - Press Release: Canada’s National Research Council Disavows GM Wheat
March 30, 2011 - Press Release: Farmers and Seed Distributors Sue Monsanto to Protect Themselves from Patents on Genetically Modified Seed
March 11, 2011 - Press Release : Conservatives Block Vote on Moratorium on GM Alfalfa: Motion Stalled in Agriculture Committee
March 4, 2011 - Press Release : Moratorium on Genetically Modified Alfalfa Proposed: Liberals Step Up to Protect Farmers
March 3, 2011 - Press Release : Parliament Under Pressure to Stop Genetically Modified Fish: Motion in the House of Commons requests transparency
Feburary 9, 2011 - Press Release : Rally to Stop University of Guelph’s Genetically Modified Pig: Students, Farmers and Consumers Join Together
Feburary 9, 2011 - Press Release: Final Vote on Bill C-474: Which MPs will put farmers first in the flight over genetic engineering?
February 7, 2011 - Press Release: Farmers Speak Out at University of Guelph Forum: Facing the Negative Impacts of Genetic Engineering
December 6, 2010 - Press Release: Groups Oppose Genetically Engineered Salmon: Demand Immediate Disclosure from Environment Canada
December 2, 2010 - Press Release: Unprecedented Debate on Genetic Engineering Secured in House of Commons for 2011 thanks to Bill C-474
November 22, 2010 - Press Release: PEI Groups request Premier Ghiz to press Environment Canada for disclosure on GE Salmon
October 28, 2010 - Press Release: Conservatives Shut Down Debate on Biotech Harm to Farmers: Parliamentary hearings cancelled to protect biotechnology corporations
September 21, 2010 - Press Statement : Groups in the US and Canada urge the FDA to heed yesterday's warnings by scientists regarding the safety of genetically engineered salmon and reject company's request for approval
September 16, 2010 - Press Release :PEI Groups Denounce Plans for Local GE Salmon Production: PEI representative to attend US hearings on GE fish safety
September 8, 2010 - Press Release: As U.S. Decision on GE Fish Nears Final Stage, Company Reveals Plan to Produce GE Salmon Eggs in Canada
August 27, 2010 - Joint Press Statement: Coalition Demands FDA Deny Approval of Controversial GE Fish: FDA Considers Approval of GE Salmon--the First GE Food Animal--Yet Fails to Inform the Public of Environmental and Economic Risks.
June 3, 2010 - Press Release:Haitian Farmers Say “Burn Monsanto’s Seeds”: Canadian groups support Haitian rejection of Monsanto’s seed donation
April 30, 2010 - Press Release:Canada to oppose the right of countries to label GM foods?Regroupement québécois contre les OGM (RQcOGM), Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
April 15, 2010 - Press Release:
MPs listen to Canadians ahead of industry on GM Crops: Groups applaud MPs for moving Bill C-474 to Committee for study
March 16, 2010 - Press Release:
GE Crops: Parliament to debate the need for export market acceptance before commercial release
March 11, 2010 - Press Release:
Controversy Grows Over Brier Corporate Sponsor Monsanto
February 9, 2010 - Press Release:
GM Wheat rejected by 233 Consumer, Farmer Groups in 26 Countries
Follow the major issues - read some of our 2009 press releases:
GM Flax Contamination
October 5, 2009 - Press Release: GM Flax Contamination from Canada Soars to 28 Countries: But Canadian farmers still have no answers
September 10, 2009 - Press Release: Illegal GM Flax Contaminates Canadian Exports: Contamination of European food threatens Canadian export markets
October 16, 2009 - Press Release: Canadians Join Global Day of Action Against Monsanto: Challenge approval of new eight-trait GM “SmartStax” corn
July 29, 2009 - Press Release: No Safety Assessment of GE Corn by Health Canada: Canada Ignores International Food Safety Guidelines
July 24, 2009 - Press Release: CFIA ’s Irresponsible Rubber-Stamping of New Genetically Engineered Corn: No environmental risk assessment, and reduced environmental stewardship requirements for new Monsanto/Dow “SmartStax”