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

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Salmon Arm votes to go GE Free

  1. Congrats to Salmon arm!!! You can also add North Okanagan Regional District: Area D Lumby and Area E Cherryville to the list! They passed the resolution for our official community plan last week. 🙂 Thanks for this great blog!

  2. Food irradilation in Canada:
    “At this point, the only foods green-lit for irradiation in Canada are onions, potatoes, certain flours, whole/ground spices and dehydrated seasonings.”

    http://nowtoronto.com/columns/ecoholic.cfm?content=189815

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