le 20 mai, 2013
Communiqués de presse
What: Public Event, “Is the GM Salmon Safe? A look at the data on the health and environment risks”
Petition Presented in Provincial Legislature
Proposal for “Low Level Presence” would remove Health Canada from safety evaluation of some GM foods
Thursday 28 February 2013
February 25, 2013
Today, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network responded to the newly released annual ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications) report on the global adoption of genetically modified (GM also called genetically engineered) crops, arguing that, once again, ISAAA has presented numbers in a confusing way to bolster a misleading narrative that supports GM technology.
les cultures GM augmentent l’utilisation des pesticides
Québec, 19 novembre 2012 — Aujourd’hui, des organisations de la société civile de tout le pays dénoncent l’autorisation des premières cultures génétiquement modifiées (GM) résistantes au 2,4-D au Canada. Vigilance OGM, le Réseau canadien d’action sur les biotechnologies, Nature Québec, Équiterre, l’Association canadienne des médecins pour l’environnement et Prévenons le cancer ont uni leurs voix, craignant que l’autorisation de cultures résistantes au 2,4-D vienne accroitre la présence de pesticides dans l’environnement et dans le système alimentaire.
Policy of coexistence of GM alfalfa is “utterly absurd", say local farmers.
NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Grey County Local 344 and Region 3 (Ontario)
(Kitchener) – Today farmers and consumers are protesting industry plans to prepare for the release of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa in Ontario. The protest, organized by the National Farmers Union (NFU) Grey Local 344 and NFU Region 3 (Ontario), is outside a Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) workshop being held in Kitchener-Waterloo to discuss a framework for 'coexistence' of GM and non-GM alfalfa varieties.
“The CSTA's claim that it can prevent GM alfalfa from contaminating non-GM alfalfa crops is utterly absurd”, stated Phil Woodhouse, president of NFU Grey County Local 344.
September 20, 2012, Ottawa. The first-ever GM food safety study to test over the entire life span of laboratory rats (2 years) was published yesterday and found serious health impacts from eating Monsanto’s genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) corn NK603, which was approved in Canada in 2001. The peer-reviewed study also tested the impacts of consuming residues of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, the widest selling herbicide in the world.
August 14, 2012. Kelowna - Today, groups in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley united to appeal to the local company “Okanagan Specialty Fruits” to stop pursuing a genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) “nonbrowning” apple which they say jeopardizes the reputation of the Okanagan as a pristine fruit growing area.