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 February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015. Ottawa. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
and the Society for a GE Free BC are raising the alarm after learning that
the US government has approved the first genetically modified (GM) apple.

“The Canadian market needs to remain closed to this GM apple,” said Lucy
Sharratt of CBAN. “Health Canada should not approve this apple. Consumers
and farmers simply don’t want it on the market.”

Posted on February 02, 2015

Groups Condemn US for Bowing to Industry, Ignoring Widespread Public Opposition

New York (29 Jan. 2015) ­– Groups from around the world [1] today joined together to denounce the US government for allowing the first genetically engineered tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their risks to the public or the environment, and without regard to overwhelming public opposition to GE trees.

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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