These are the current strategic actions we ask you to take with us. Thank you!
December 2020/January 2021: The US government is considering a request to allow the release of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) American chestnut trees into US forests. The GE trees could spread from US forests into forests in eastern Canada. Researchers say they will also ask the Canadian government to approve planting this GE tree in Canadian forests. Click here to take action.
Some genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) Atlantic salmon is being sold in Canada, unlabelled. The salmon are engineered to be fast-growing with a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon and genetic material from ocean pout. It is the first GM food animal in the world. Take action to stop unlabelled GM fish in the grocery store and to prevent a risk to the future of wild salmon. Click here to take action.
The U.S. government has published their new “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard” which will label some, but not all, genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) foods and will call them “bioengineered” foods. The U.S. “disclosure” standard has many critical gaps and problems and it should not be used as an example to label genetically modified foods in Canada. Ask the federal government for clear on-package text labelling to identify genetically engineered foods and food ingredients in Canada. Click here to send your letter instantly.
On June 14, 2018, the Canadian government announced a contamination incident with unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) wheat. Several GM wheat plants were found on a road in Alberta in an isolated contamination case – but the government does not know how they got there. No GM wheat has ever been approved for growing or eating in Canada, but the GM trait found growing in Alberta was field tested by Monsanto from 1998-2000. Support the call from the National Farmers Union to ban outdoor testing of GM crops. Click here to send your letter instantly.
Alfalfa (harvested as hay) is used as high-protein feed for animals like dairy cows, beef cattle, lambs, poultry and pigs and is also used to build up nutrients in the soil, making it particularly important for organic farming. Contamination from GM alfalfa would ruin export markets for alfalfa products and threaten the future organic food and farming in the North America.
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