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Maple Leaf Foods Responds To Enviropig

April Reeves, June 1, 2010

I am on the bandwagon with the Enviropig. It stinks. Literally. So I asked Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s largest hog producers, what their position was on Enviropig, and this was their answer:

May 21, 2010


Case #622843



Dear Ms. Reeves,


Thank you for your recent inquiry.


We are monitoring the situation and no decision has been made at this time. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at our toll-free number of 1-800-268-3708.


Sincerely,

Jackie Verdez
Consumer Response Representative

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Wow, how amazing, to get a response from a customer rep! I feel honored, Maple Leaf.

So, I am going to continue with my quest for information, and I am urging you to follow along. Below are emails and names of those in Maple Leaf who may actually answer us from Canada with something intelligent to say.

Please contact these nice folks with your question: “What is Maple Leaf’s response to the Enviropig? Will Maple Leaf allow the Enviropig into our food chain?”

And let them know that Canadians don’t want it!

CBAN’s link to Minister of Health: http://www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/Enviropig This is easy to follow and do, so please take a minute to do this.

Maple Leaf:

Contact Maple Leaf: http://www.mapleleaf.com/en/corporate/contact-us/request-form/

Investor Relations: singerdi@mapleleaf.ca (they really need to hear you)!

GM Pigs: what can you do?

by April Reeves, March 1, 2010

The “Enviropig” (trademarked) is about to debut onto your dinner plate for 2010. This pig has been genetically altered so that it’s poop contains less phosphorus. Factory farming has given way to increases in phosphorus production.

It was created by Guelph University and the Ontario Pork group.

Once again, zero long term testing was done.

Following along the recent swine flu pandemic (??) this GM pig could create a great deal of problems for hog producers in Canada. Given that consumers are already against GM foods by a strong majority (labeling statistics), this modified piggy could do significant damage to the entire pork industry.

All we need to do is get the message out.

Here is a list of email addresses. I would love it if you would write one really nice letter to these folks, letting them know that IF this pig makes it out of Guelph’s doors, you will stop eating pork until GM pigs are no longer used in Canada.

Just copy and paste all these email addresses into one group in your email sending application. Please don’t call it a private group: let them all see just how many emails you are sending to. That’s where the power is.

Thanks, and let’s hope this wakes someone up.

Ontario Pork, and other Canadian Provincial Hog Boards

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