Saturday, February 5, 2011
An Appeal to Farmers! From Yukon Farmer, Tom Rudge
Please send around and read his great letter to Members of Parliament.
Date: February 4, 2011 1:46:08 PM GMT-05:00
Subject: My future and Bill C-474: Your future too?
There is a vote in Parliament on genetic engineering this Wednesday February 9 that could help support the future of my farm.
Below is the letter I sent to Michael Ignatieff , Wayne Easter and my Member of Parliament, Larry Bagnell. I've asked them to support Bill C-474 this Wednesday and I hope my MP also speaks up in the debate on February 8. I urge all farmers who have a concern about genetically engineered crops or who already have negative experiences with GE crops to send a letter to your MP as well. Now is the time to tell our politicians how genetic engineering has already cost us or could harm our businesses and our families. Bill C-474 would support Canada's farmers by requiring that “an analysis of potential harm to export markets be conducted before the sale of any new genetically engineered seed is permitted." We will not grow GE alfalfa here in the Yukon but it will contaminate my farm and I have no choice.
(You can look up your MP at www.parl.gc.ca) I also sent my letter to Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff (Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca) and Liberal Agriculture Critic Wayne Easter (EasteW@parl.gc.ca) because the Liberal Party needs to take a stand.
Thanks! Sincerely, Tom Rudge, Yukon
Member of Parliament
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