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Expert on GMOs Coming to Forum in Grand Forks, BC

Expert on GMO's coming to forum in Grand Forks

By The Boundary Sentinel

A series of forums Sept. 19-22 to discuss the issues that surround genetic modification (GM) on a local and national level are being co-sponsored by Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. The forums will hear from Lucy Sharratt, coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), a collaborative campaign of 18 member groups working for food sovereignty and environmental justice.

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Canada defeats GMO hazard legislation

By Rady Ananda

By a vote of 178 to 98, on February 9th, Canada’s House of Commons defeated Bill C-474, an Act that would have required an analysis of potential harm to export markets before permitting the commercialization of any new genetically engineered seed. Organic farmers now fear the collapse of the wheat and alfalfa markets, since Canada’s export markets reject biotech food.

Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth) and leader of Canada’s New Democrats, expressed his disappointment in an email promising to “continue to take every opportunity to pressure the government to initiate a public debate around genetic engineering and to use a precautionary approach to this important issue.”

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