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Here are some recent articles on issues in genetic engineering, generated by CBAN.
Biotech plays the world hunger card to promote GMOs, by Lucy Sharratt and Taarini Chopra, CBAN, in Common Ground Magazine, October 2013.
CBAN Remarks to the UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, May 8 2012: Genetic Engineering in Canada and the Right to Food Internationally
CBAN Briefing to Members of Parliament. Genetically Engineered Organisms: The Need to Support Bill C-474 & Know the Economic Risk to Export Markets February 2011.
CBAN Briefing to the House of Commons Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food: Genetically Engineered Organisms: The Need to Consider Potential Economic Harm Prior to Commercial Release December 2010.
CBAN Briefing to Members of Parliament: Genetically Modified Flax Contamination: Canadian Farmers Loose their European Market , October 29, 2009.
CBAN Briefing: WTO dispute over Genetically Modified Organisms: Canada, Argentina, US vs European Union July 20, 2009.
CBAN Briefing Note #1 to the Yukon Legislative Assembly: Genetically Engineered Crops: The Inadequacies and Limitations of Federal Regulation June 28, 2009.
CBAN Briefing Note #2 to the Yukon Legislative Assembly: Genetically Engineered Crops: Irreversible harm to natural ecosystems June 28, 2009
- Read or download the Chefs Guide to Genetically Modified Foods
- Order the GM Food Information postcards for your customers.
The GMO-Free ZONE is an initiative of the Canadian Chefs’ Congress that encourages restaurants and food establishments to declare their opposition to Genetically Engineered (GE) foods.
- Join the GMO Free ZONE – Food Professionals Against Genetically Modified Organisms group on Facebook.
- If your establishment wishes to proclaim its support of the GMO-Free ZONE send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org you’ll be added to the growing list of likeminded businesses and send you a door sticker!
In 2010 at the Canadian Chefs' Congress in BC more than 200 chefs signed a petition against GE salmon.
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Maïs OGM « SmartStax » : une grosse erreur Analyse des conséquences dangereuses des OGM à plusieurs gènes empilés, et des faiblesses de la réglementation canadienne. 30 juillet 2009
Liste des 12 cultures génétiquement modifiées (GM) approuvées pour dissémination – mais lesquelles sont déjà offertes aux agriculteurs canadiens? Janvier 2008
"Alfalfa: Queen of the Pasture"
The professional animator who made this film about GM alfalfa is organic farmer, Nathan Carey, who is featured in the film "To Make a Farm" about young farmers! Check it out!
Smurfs deal with the arrival of GMOs in this great 7 minute film from Quebec!
The World According to Monsanto
Monsanto is the world leader in genetically engineered seeds, as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. This century-old empire has created some of the most toxic products ever sold, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the herbicide Agent Orange. Based on a painstaking investigation, The World According to Monsanto puts together the pieces of the company’s history, calling on hitherto unpublished documents and numerous first-hand accounts.
Misleading reports, collusion, pressure tactics and attempts at corruption: the history of Monsanto is filled with disturbing episodes. Behind its clean, green image, Monsanto is tightening its grasp on the world seed market, striving for market supremacy to the detriment of food security and the global environment.
CBAN rating: CBAN gives 5 stars to a great film that documents our victories against Monsanto and the most pressing current issues. The film includes footage from the Canadian fight against Bovine Growth Hormone and ends with the dramatic situation faced by small farmers in Paraguay who are surrounded by expanding monoculture of GE soy and its herbicide Roundup. How can these farmers protect their families from pesticide poisoning? See La Soja Mata/Soy Kills or join with CBAN to support these farmers and to follow the issues raised in the film. Contact CBAN to buy the film. Click here to see more information about Monsanto.
Guide OGM 101!
Ce guide se veut un outil informatif sur la situation des OGM au Québec. Il a été produit par Vigilance OGM qui regroupe de nombreux groupes de la société civile : agriculteurs, consommateurs, environnementalistes et professionnels.
Bonne lecture ! Informons, éduquons, passons à l’action !
The Seed Map is a teaching and advocacy tool designed to show the state of global agro-biodiversity today. Anyone can use it – teachers, gardeners, policy makers, and more! The map identifies key threats to the world’s seed and biodiversity systems, and highlights regions where peoples’ movements are fighting to protect biodiversity – and winning!
Map of GE Food Labelling Laws Around the World: From the Center for Food Safety US.
Fun and informative! for your local film festivals and events!
You can watch Julie Emerson fold the packet in her great 3-minute "how-to" video posted on You Tube - search for "Popcorn Packet"
"I designed the GE Free Popcorn Packet to give out not only some important info about genetic engineering of corn and other seeds but also some free organic popcorn. The GE Free Seeds Free Packet, containing beans to plant, was a success for several years, and with the many upcoming Seedy Saturdays, farmers’ markets, and screenings of the film King Corn, I thought it was time for a fresh take on it."
The text is printed on the paper exactly as it is to be folded, and has contact info for GE Free BC. If you live outside BC, feel free to modify it with your own seed and contact information by actual cutting-and-pasting. The packet is an easy to fold origami envelope, based on a Seeds of Diversity design.