Category Archives: GE Free zones

Help Comox Valley go GE Free

Please sign the petition to make the Comox Valley a GE Free zone.

We already have 15 individual GE Free zones in BC, with other municipalities working to become GE Free- for more details go to:

Email us at if you would like more info.

Help Campbell River become a GE free zone: March 4th Council meeting

On March 4th at 6.30 pm the Campbell River City Council will hear a delegation asking the Council to pass a GE free resolution.

If you are nearby please go to the Council meeting and lend your support.

In BC 14 municipalities have passed GE Free resolutions and in September 2013 the Union of BC Municipalities (all municipalities in BC) voted in favour of asking the BC government to stop GE crops in the Province.

For more information check out:

All BC municipalities to vote against GE crops


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 14th 2013

Can BC Go GE Free?

Groups Rally as Union of BC Municipalities set to vote on Sept 18/19 at AGM

14 September 2013, Vancouver – Thousands of people across the province who are concerned about genetically engineered (GE, also often called GM or genetically modified) foods and crops are rallying to support a resolution calling for a GE Free BC that will be debated at the Vancouver AGM of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

“This is a monumental opportunity for our municipalities and the province to stop GE crops from irreparably harming the future of farming and food in BC,” said Teresa Lynne of the non-profit volunteer-run Society for a GE Free BC. “Municipal councilors have an incredibly important decision to make and we are asking them to choose precaution for the sake of all BC residents.”

On September 18 or 19, our elected officials will vote on a resolution: … 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 the province of BC is a GE Free area in respect to all plant and animal species. The ban would not affect processed or prepared foods containing GM/GE ingredients, and has no bearing on medical applications of genetic engineering. Continue reading

200 people turn up to say no to Monsanto in the North Okanagan

Press release from BeeSafe Monashees

Close to 200 people of all ages, from all over the regional district, came to the Regional Agricultural Advisory Committee (RAAC) meeting Wednesday night, to remind NORD that making a decision on becoming GMO free in the region is pressing. People are fed up with what they see as delaying tactics and expect the RAAC to make a clear statement advising NORD on the future of agriculture in the region. Continue reading

Port Coquitlam GE Free meet-up

If you are in Port Coquitlam and would like to join a group working to make PoCo a GE Free zone, as well as our other campaigns against GE crops and animals, go to  the following

18th September morning – support a BC wide resolution against GE crops

The Union of BC Annual Meeting is just around the corner – join us on the 18th September from 7-10 a.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Print the flyer below and make your voice heard

UBCM Flyer.print

Help make Nanaimo a GE free zone

Nanaimo City Council will meet at 4.30pm on the 26th August to hear a request for a GE Free zone resolution.

Help make Nanaimo GE Free!!! Come out and support the resolution, tell your friends and family.

Go to the Shaw Auditorium in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre located at 101 Gordon St in Nanaimo. Parking is available, in an underground parking garage located at Gordon St and Museum Way. Parking can also be accessed off Front St.
From the north: Parkway, highway 19, turn left onto Jingle Pot Rd (signs Jingle Pot/City Centre). Continue onto Third St. Continue onto Fitzwilliam St. Continue onto Bastion St. Turn right onto Commercial St. Destination will be on the left.