As you may know, GE Foods and Human Health: A Cross-Canada Speaker’s Tour has just begun and the events have been very well attended and have resulted in excellent discussions on GE/GMO foods & human health. We look forward to the rest of this tour with Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Shiv Chopra as they continue to educate the public across Canada.
Nature’s Path is generously hosting a fundraising dinner in support of the tour this Saturday, November 23rd. If you’d like to attend, tickets may still be available. Continue reading
Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods and Human Health: A Cross-Canada Speaker’s Tour begins tomorrow, with over 30 events to follow. Please help promote the tour by sharing this info graphic on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
As many of our readers might already know, the Society for a GE Free BC has partnered with Greenpeace Vancouver Local Group to coordinate a cross-Canada speaker’s tour on the topic of genetically engineered foods. Entitled Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods and Human Health, the goal of this tour is to address the public’s concerns about GE foods and their impacts on human health.
Through a mix of presentations and public meetings, Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who now speaks against GE technology after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, and Dr. Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada scientist who lost his job after going public with concerns about the potential human health risks associated with bovine growth hormone, will discuss their concerns about GE foods within the Canadian food system.
In order to help make the tour a reality, we are reaching out to like-minded individuals, organizations, and businesses, and asking for financial support. As non-profit organizations, we rely on the funding from local business and organizations willing to help raise awareness on GE foods, and seek donations to help cover core expenses including airfare, gas, vehicle rentals, and accommodations.
With twenty-eight events scheduled for the western tour, and more being confirmed for the eastern tour (scheduled for January-February 2014), the anticipated cost of the tour is $10,000. To date, we have raised over $2,000, and are asking for your support by making a financial donation to GE Foods & Human Health’s GoFundMe online campaign: http://www.gofundme.com/2ys84s Continue reading
Dr.Thierry Vrain of Innisfreefarm , Courtenay , BC will be interviewed by Andrew Rezmer of Conscious Living Radio on May 22, 2013 from 6PM to 7PM. You may listen to the interview live or online .
Sponsored by Raoul Bedi, Local Food Activist and Conscious Media Consultant
Thierry is a great speaker – former geneticist and now an organic farmer who knows everything you need to know about what is wrong with GE crops.
Thierry will be at a community forum on GE crops on the 5th June. Go to the link below for more details
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This is a really important study so we are posting the summary in full. This is probably the most definitive report to date to show us we don’t need GE foods.
Why genetically engineered food is dangerous: New report by genetic engineers Earth Open Source 17 June 2012
The report called “GMO Myths and Truths, An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops”, by Michael Antoniou, PhD, Claire Robinson, and John Fagan, PhD is published by Earth Open Source. The report is 123 pages long and contains over 600 citations, many of them from the peer-reviewed scientific literature and the rest from reports by scientists, physicians, government bodies, industry, and the media. The report is available here:http://earthopensource.org/index.php/reports/58 A shorter summary version will be released in the coming weeks. Below are some key points from the report. Continue reading
Posted in Food Security, GE crops
Tagged Ban GM crops, Biotech Companies, Bt Toxin, Dow AgroSciences, FDA, GE Foods, Glyphosate, GM Alfalfa, GMO, Monsanto, Roundup Ready, Superweeds, Syngenta
Take action now, watch the movie and click on the link below to email the Federal Minister of Agriculture
Great animated video on GM Alfalfa! 3-minute action-packed educational video on genetically modified alfalfa now posted!
Alfalfa growers do not need or want genetically modified (GM) alfalfa and have been trying to stop it for at least five years. Organic food and farming in North America is under immediate threat from GM alfalfa. Conventional farmers will also lose their markets. The introduction of Monsanto’s GM herbicide tolerant (Roundup Ready) alfalfa would have serious negative impacts on many different types of farmers and farming systems. Because alfalfa is a perennial crop pollinated by bees, GM contamination is inevitable. GM alfalfa was actually approved in Canada in 2005 but still needs to go through one more step before it can be legally sold as seed in Canada. Protect family farms, join the campaign to stop GM alfalfa! For more information and action see http://www.cban.ca/alfalfa