Monthly Archives: June 2012

Help make Surrey a GE Free Zone

After Richmond, we are now going to make Surrey a GE Free zone. Please sign our petition for municipal politicians there, and if you would like to get involved with the campaign, email gefreebc07@yahoo.com

Okanagan Regional District resolution against the GMO apple

One of our major campaigns right now is against the non-browning apple being development by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland, BC. We are working on this with CBAN, the True Food Foundation, the Council of Canadians Kelowna and the Okanagan Greens. The Okanagan Organic Festival on the 23rd September in Kelowna will focus on the GMO apple. And now the Regional District of the Okanagan and Similikameen has unanimously passed a resolution against the GMO apple, which will go to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities this September. We will be posting a letter you can send to your mayor and councillors in advance of this September meeting. The resolution follows: Continue reading

GM “Enviropigs” Meet Dead End

Remaining GM pigs euthanized at the University of Guelph

June 22, 2012. Ottawa. Yesterday Postmedia reported that the University of Guelph has euthanized its genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) pigs as it shuts down what was poised to be the first GM food animal in the world. Continue reading

American Medical Association calls for testing of GMOs

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story

Join the protest against spraying of pesticides in the Okanagan

Join NO Spray Rally:  Bee SAFE and other groups are opposed to having 20,000 litres of Foray 48B pesticide sprayed at the top of our watershed because it is NOT A SOLUTION to anything and it is not inoffensive as the Ministry would have us believe. Fill up a car, bring pots and pans, and join us Saturday at 1:30 at Franks’ store in Cherryville for a NO spray Rally. See the letter Bee SAFE wrote the Ministry explaining why spraying pesticides is the wrong way to go. We are asking to restore forest health instead of causing more harm.

For details email huguette.allen@gmail.com

It’s official – GE crops don’t work and are bad for us

http://earthopensource.org/files/pdfs/GMO_Myths_and_Truths/GMO_Myths_Truths_press-final_EU.pdf

This is a really important study so we are posting the summary in full. This is probably the most definitive report to date to show us we don’t need GE foods.

Why genetically engineered food is dangerous: New report by genetic engineers Earth Open Source 17 June 2012

The report called “GMO Myths and Truths, An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops”, by Michael Antoniou, PhD, Claire Robinson, and John Fagan, PhD is published by Earth Open Source. The report is 123 pages long and contains over 600 citations, many of them from the peer-reviewed scientific literature and the rest from reports by scientists, physicians, government bodies, industry, and the media. The report is available here:http://earthopensource.org/index.php/reports/58 A shorter summary version will be released in the coming weeks. Below are some key points from the report. Continue reading

Help make Surrey, North Vancouver and Vancouver GE free

After our success in Richmond we have targeted Vancouver, North Vancouver City and Surrey in the Lower Mainland as the next municipalities to go GE Free. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please get back to us.
We need people to get petitions out, lobby their councillors, educate others, put material in their local stores, and come to the council meetings.
For Surrey contact Phil Harrison at thebigph@gmail.com, he is coordinating the work there.
For Vancouver and North Vancouver reply to gefreebc07@yahoo.com
Please circulate to your lists. We look forward to hearing from you.