RESOURCES ON SETTING UP A GE FREE ZONE
How to set up a GE Free zone in your community – go here:
A fact sheet for municipal politicians can be found here:
Language for a GE Free Zone resolution can be found here:
A petition is available here:
For work in the Kootenays, where there are four GE Free zones, go to the Deconstructing Dinner website at:
Fresh – the movie! Trailer and information.
King Corn – a really good film from Iowa. The filmmakers explore America’s obsession with corn, and they do it in a very fair way.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John – This 2005 documentary takes a look at one very unconventional farmer and the changes he has made and is making to the family farm.
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern – This film (from thirteen years ago) explores a family farm that was on the way out because of financial difficulties and the changing agricultural system.
Farmboy – An interesting documentary that looks at the life and work of Howard Edward Babcock in the early to mid 20th century. It gives a good historical look at where agriculture has been in our country through Mr. Babcock’s experiences.
Sustainable Table: What’s on your plate? – An inside look at the food we eat.
Heart and Soil – A look at farming families and their lives on the farm in the Western United States.
Broken Limbs – A documentary about the smaller apple farms in Washington state that are being squeezed out by the bigger corporations.
My Father’s Garden – This film looks at the chemical agriculture world of today and also at a farm that has transitioned to organic
The Meatrix Series – This is an amusing look at big business agriculture with a Matrix twist.
Black Gold – A film about coffee and trade.
ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, SOCIETIES
Biotech Company Lists; complete, world wide
CBAN Collaborative Campaigning For Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
GE Free BC The Society for a G.E. Free B.C. is a social justice coalition of groups and individuals across BC/Yukon working for local, community based agriculture, and against genetic engineering of plants and trees. GE Free BC envisions a food-sovereign Canada where no genetically engineered life forms are created, patented, approved, bought, sold or traded.
FaceBook sites you should be aware of or join! GMO Truth Alliance, GE Free BC, Institute for Responsible Technology, Canadians for Safe Food: Ban GMO’s in Canada, Millions Against Monsanto, I Support Earth vs Monsanto, Free From Harm, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN),
Organic Consumers Association Campaigning for Health, Justice, Sustainability, Peace and Democracy
Organic Seed Alliance: founded on the belief that seed is both our common cultural heritage and a living natural resource fundamental to the future sustainability of food production.
Gov. BC InfoBasket AgriFood Information BC gov. website for Organics and related information, services, regulations, stats
Canadian list of all heirloom, heritage and rare vegetable varieties.
Information systems for Biotechnology: a Natural resource for information on AgBiotech.
Peter Ladner: local Vancouverite in the know about food politics, local food issues and green communities.
Pharma Crop Database: find out what and where Pharma crops are grown in your area.
Australia/New Zealand Food Standards: Government Food Communicators contact information, email and telephone.
List of many catalogues and guides to shopping Non-GMO on Facebook: GMO Truth Alliance
Go WWOOF’ing this year! WWOOF is a world wide network of organizations that allow volunteers to live and learn on organic properties.
Green Is Sexy: great site for getting involved with organic living and volunteering for a cause that fits you. Full of useful information!
BIG GE CORPORATIONS
The Home of Canadian Agriculture Online
ORGANIC SEED SELLERS
Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Company
OTHER HEALTHY INFORMATION
Getting Off The Bottle: the real story behind bottled water and why you should stop buying into it.