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Growing up in India during the Second World War, Shiv Chopra was shaped by two of Mahatma Gandhi’s guiding principles: “Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt,” and “the first step in fighting injustice is to make it visible.” On January 7, the former Health Canada scientist and whistle-blower...
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Heath Canada did NOT announce deregulation of new GM foods yesterday as planned. Why not? Maybe there was a technical glitch in their launch, maybe they are adjusting their public relations messages after all your calls to the Minister of Health, or your actions slowed or stopped Health Canada’s plans. On Tuesday, the Minister’s office...
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Action #1 Tell the new Minister of Health, The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, to stop Health Canada’s proposal for corporate self-regulation of new genetically engineered foods. Click here to send your instant email from www.cban.ca/NoExemptions. Action #2 Calling all organizations! Are you part of a local, regional or national group? CBAN is asking organizations to sign...
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Yesterday Nation Rising shared on our social media the news that the Province of Ontario is forking over $14M to help create a “swine research centre” in Elora, Ontario. The purpose they say is to use technology for “several research projects including animal health, nutrition and welfare, nutrient management, and reproduction among others”. As you...
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Ask your candidates: Do you support mandatory government safety assessments for all genetically engineered foods and seeds? If elected, would you ensure that all genetically engineered foods and seeds are regulated? New Action Resource! Click here to download the one-page to give to your candidates, or use as background when you ask your question at...
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a public consultation on a proposal to exempt many new genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) plants from government regulation for environmental protection. This consultation on GM seed regulation follows a similar proposal from Health Canada that would hand many GM food safety assessments over to product...
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Evidence suggests gene moved from herring to smelt in process similar to genetic modification in the lab Millions of years before scientists created genetically modified Atlantic salmon with genes from two other fish, nature created genetically modified smelt with a gene from herring, growing evidence shows. And now the Canadian scientists who first proposed that...
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Demand mandatory safety assessments for all genetically engineered foods and crops. Take action today. Click here to send your instant letter to the Minister of Health. en français – Passez à l’action : www.rcab.ca/pasdexemptions Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) appear ready to propose removing regulation for some GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Health...
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Are you interested in learning more about Holistic Nutrition? CSNN has developed a new certificate workshop called Healthy Eating & Lifestyle. We are happy to offer this certificate workshop on the weekend to better suit potential student’s busy schedules. Here is the Registration Form for your review. This is offered every Saturday afternoon. We hope...
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Using genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) insect-resistant (Bt) corn is “gone” as a strategy to manage the corn rootworm pest in Ontario. Farm newspapers are describing a “failure” and “breakdown” of genetically modified corn because the corn rootworm is showing resistance to the Bt toxins in the GM insect-resistant Bt corn. Ontario government advisors...
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