Metchosin Council on Vancouver Island – a GE Free zone – has put forward a motion to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) to pass a resolution to make Vancouver Island and Coastal communities GE Free.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have contaminated our food supply. Vancouver Island is in a unique position to be a sanctuary that supports organic farmers and growers who want to be GE Free.
We will be delivering this petition to the AVICC) on Feb 28th so that this resolution makes it to the floor. Please share! Ask friends and family to sign!
February 13th, 2013
Cherryville to decide on GMO crops.
CHERRYVILLE – More than a hundred people showed up at the Cherryville hall last night to get information and decide whether they want to pass a resolution banning GMO crops, as has been done in 10 other BC municipalities. The evening was organized by Carla Vierke, co-founder of Bee SAFE Monashees, a local volunteer organization started a year ago by Vierke, Jane Emlyn and Huguette Allen. Continue reading
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 email@example.com, he is coordinating the work there.
For Vancouver and North Vancouver reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please circulate to your lists. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you would like to work on a GE Free zone in your community, email us at email@example.com
May 29, 2012. Vancouver. – Last night, Richmond City Council (British Columbia) unanimously confirmed a decision to make the city a GE Free Zone.
Following the initial unanimous decision by the General Purposes Committee on May 24, 250 Richmond residents turned out last night to support final approval at City Council. The biotechnology industry lobby group CropLife presented in a failed effort to dissuade councilors from approving the resolution. Continue reading
A committee of City Council will be debating the call for a GMO ban in Richmond on Tuesday at 4pm. Continue reading
Events Tour Notice – Public Forums in British Columbia: “Genetic Modification and the Future of Food”
September 18 – October 1, 2011. Kelowna, Nelson, Grand Forks, Keremeos, Princeton, Langley, Vancouver, Bella Coola, Richmond, Comox, Campbell River! See below for details.
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Ottawa
Genetically modified (GM) crops and foods are a threat to the environment and to the future of organic food and farming. What GM foods are on the market and what is coming? What actions can we take to stop GM apples, salmon and alfalfa? Join us to get the latest information and ask your questions!
Posted in Canadian Politics & Food, CBAN, Food Security, Take Action!
Tagged Abra Brynne, Alex Atamanenko, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Council Of Canadians, Deconstructing Dinner, GE Free BC, GM crops, Jon Steinman, Lucy Sharratt
Lucy Sharratt from CBAN – Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and April Reeves of GE Free BC will be touring BC Canada this September. Look us up when we come to your area! See many of you at the Okanagan Organic Festival! Look for our table!
Posted in CBAN, Food Security, Take Action!
Tagged April Reeves, CBAN, Event, GE Alfalfa, GE Apples, GE Free BC, GE salmon, GMO Tour, Lucy Sharratt