Monthly Archives: September 2014

Okanagan sommunities say no to GE crops

Two communities in the Regional District of the North Okanagan have said “keep Ge crops out” in their Official Community plans. That makes 13 Official Community Plans across the Province that have committed to try and stop GE crops. You can see the full list below.

Congratulations to Bee Safe Monashees for their amazing commitment to local, sustainable and just agriculture, and which has been leading this work.

http://www.beesafemonashees.org/

13 Official Community Plans in BC say no to GE crops

  • Strathcona Regional District Electoral Area “B” (Cortes Island) Official Community Plan
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EA “B” Seaford Official Community Plan
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EA “E” Beaver Creek Official Community Plan
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EA “F” Cherry Creek Official Community Plan
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District EA “B” Official Community Plan
  • Powell River Regional District EA “C” Official Community Plan
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District Roberts Creek Official Community Plan
  • Island Trust Galiano Island Official Community Plan
  • Island Trust Lasqueti Island Official Community Plan
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District South Cowichan (Electoral Areas “A”. “B” and “C”) Official Community Plan
  • Bella Coola Regional District
  • Regional District of the North Okanagan Area “D”
  • Regional District of the North Okanagan Area “E”

Salmon Arm votes to go GE Free

On Monday the 8th September Salmon Arm added its name to the long list of communities in BC passing a municipal resolution to go GE Free. The vote was unanimous, as has been the case in all the communities that have passed similar resolutions (except one).

Congratulations to the campaigners in Salmon Arm!

If you want your community to go GE Free, see the resources section https://gefreebc.wordpress.com/resources-for-ge-free-bc/

Or get in touch at gefreebc07@yahoo.ca

Here are the GE Free communities in BC:

September 2014

BC GE Free Communities

Our definition of a GE Free Zone is a municipality or group of municipalities which has passed a resolution against GE crops and animals within its jurisdiction.

As of September 2014

GE Free Zones in BC

  • Powell River (2004)
  • Salt Spring Island (2004)
  • Denman Island (2004)
  • Nelson (Nov 3, 2008)
  • Kaslo (Jan 13, 2009)
  • New Denver (Sept 8, 2009)
  • Rossland (May 11, 2009)
  • Richmond (May 29, 2012)
  • Saanich (Nov 2012)
  • Metchosin (Nov 2012)
  • Cherryville (March 8, 2013)
  • Telkwa (March 11, 2013)
  • City of North Vancouver (June 10, 2013)
  • Roberts Creek (2013)

51 municipalities within the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities AVICC, resolution passed April 2013 – for AVICC members go here http://avicc.ca/about-the-avicc/avicc-members-2/)

All BC municipalities passed a resolution asking at the Union of BC Muncipalities in September 2013 “that UBCM ask the British Columbia government to legislate the prohibition of importing, exporting and growing plants and seeds containing genetically engineered DNA, and raising GE animals within BC, and to declare, through legislation, that BC is a GE Free area in respect to all plant and animal species.”– for details go here https://gefreebc.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/bc-municipalities-vote-to-tell-province-to-ban-ge-crops-and-animals/

11 Official Community Plans in BC say no to GE crops

  • Strathcona Regional District Electoral Area “B” (Cortes Island) Official Community Plan
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EA “B” Seaford Official Community Plan
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EA “E” Beaver Creek Official Community Plan
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District EA “F” Cherry Creek Official Community Plan
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District EA “B” Official Community Plan
  • Powell River Regional District EA “C” Official Community Plan
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District Roberts Creek Official Community Plan
  • Island Trust Galiano Island Official Community Plan
  • Island Trust Lasqueti Island Official Community Plan
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District South Cowichan (Electoral Areas “A”. “B” and “C”) Official Community Plan
  • Bella Coola Regional District

 

 

 

Tell Norm Letnick to carry out the review he promised of the GE apple

Click below and sign the online petition to Norm Letnick, BC Argiculture Minister, telling him to carry out the review he promised of the GE apple. After you sign an email will go to Norm Letnick and the BC Premier Christy Clark. Let’s get 10,000 online signatures to add to the 12,000 signatures we already raised in hard copy petitions.

https://www.change.org/p/norm-letnick-fulfill-the-promised-review-of-the-gm-non-browning-apple/