GMO

Posted on November 20, 2013

by Lucy Sharratt

Biotechnology corporations would like us to believe that their technology can remake industrial agriculture and usher in a second “Green Revolution” that will feed the entire world. Now that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been in the ground for almost 20 years, we can evaluate the reality of GMOs, and their future “green” potential. We can also look at our options for making green food choices.

A fundamental problem, that’s never been dealt with, is that

Posted on January 30, 2015

plantations are not forestsGroups Condemn US for Bowing to Industry, Ignoring Widespread Public Opposition

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Posted on January 28, 2015

 

20 Years of unanswered questions on genetic modification in Canada

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has launched a major public investigation to dig behind 20 years of uncertainty around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and farming in Canada. The project will be called GMO Inquiry 2015.

Posted on December 08, 2014

We know there has been large-scale contamination of non-GE crops by GE crops, now all the details have been recorded in this very interesting scientific study published in the International Journal of Food Contamination:

http://www.foodcontaminationjournal.com/content/1/1/5

Posted on December 03, 2014

As farmers and gardeners prepare to order seeds
for the 2015 growing season, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network
(CBAN) and Vigilance OGM have published a guide that lists the genetically
modified (GM) sweet corn varieties on the market, in an effort to encourage
more farmers to choose non-GM seeds.

“Farmers and gardeners are thumbing through seed catalogues now, but GM
seeds are not always clearly labelled and some vegetable growers are asking
us how to identify GM seeds,” said Lucy Sharratt of CBAN.

Posted on November 20, 2014

A couple of days back we blogged that a GE potato has been approved in the US - and now McDonalds have said they won't buy it.

Click here to see the full article at modernfarmer.com

Posted on November 17, 2014

garden potatoAmericans may soon be eating high-tech potatoes, after a genetically engineered (GE) spud that makers say resists bruising and reduces a possible carcinogen was approved by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday.

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Posted on November 13, 2014

empty bag of genetically engineered corn seedA Russian group working with scientists is set to launch what they call the world’s largest and most comprehensive long-term health study on a GM food.

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Posted on November 13, 2014

GE Free BC wrote to about 600 candidates in the upcoming municipal elections, and we have posted the responses we got on our blog!

Almost 100% of the candidates that responded said no to GE crops and animals! We know from the 2013 Union of BC Municipalities resolution asking the Provincial government to ban GE crops and animals that municipal level can make strong statements in favour of sustainable agriculture and against GE. And we now have 15 individual municipal level GE Free zones in BC, including Richmond and North Vancouver.

Posted on November 03, 2014

The Government of Panama has fined the company AquaBounty for breaching numerous national environmental laws during its ongoing research and development of a genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon. The GM fish eggs were shipped from Canada, provoking fears of environmental contamination in both countries.

“This is an incredibly risky technology that threatens the future of wild Atlantic salmon,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), “These corporate violations expose how easy it would be for containment of this GM fish to fail.”

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