Monthly Archives: December 2011

Good news: court to review safety of Roundup

Court demands Health Canada re-examine pesticide

The Canadian Press

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/11/22/pesticide-review-roundup.html

A court has ordered Health Canada to reconsider its decision not to review the effects of a popular herbicide, a ruling that some say will strengthen the public’s hand in forcing the government to answer environmental concerns.

“We put a crack in the door,” said Josette Wier, who took the government to court after a forestry company began spraying Roundup from airplanes near her Smithers, B.C., home. “That door was locked — it was impossible.” Continue reading

This is HUGE: California considers a ballot referendum on labelling

And, if it’s possible in California, why not in BC?

http://carighttoknow.org/?q=node/17

December 12, 2011

Dear friends and colleagues,

We have some exciting news to share with you. On November 10, 2011, we filed the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act with the State Attorney General. This initiative, when passed by a majority of California voters in November 2012, will require foods sold in California retail outlets that contain genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled, just like other nutritional facts. Continue reading

Monsanto Corn May Be Failing to Kill Bugs, EPA Says

December 02, 2011, 10:34 AM EST By Jack Kaskey

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-02/monsanto-corn-may-be-failing-to-kill-bugs-epa-says.html

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) — Monsanto Co. corn that’s genetically engineered to kill insects may be losing its effectiveness against rootworms in four states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. Continue reading