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Of GM Foods and Harper's Bully-Boys

Dear Editor, Is it now old-fashioned to expect those who govern us, to do so in a decent, respectful way? If it is, then call me old-fashioned. Even for someone painfully aware of the depths to which our democratic system has sunk, especially since the Harperites took over, I was shocked to learn about a bullying incident which played out on Parliament Hill earlier this month.  The Commons Agriculture Committee was meeting to talk about "low-level presence." Before you doze off, it's a topic which everyone who puts food in his mouth, should care about! This government actually wants Canada to start accepting traces of genetically-modified (GM) genes in the food we import, even though those genes have neither been inspected nor approved by our own domestic regulators! A guest appearing before the committee, Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), opposed this idea. This was hardly surprising, since CBAN's very reason for being is to

Cancer-Causing Toxins in Household Products

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Canadian rock-and-roll legend Randy Bachman will be sharing  Environmental Defence’s campaign message , “We Gotta Change” with thousands of people in cities across the country during his current nation-wide tour -  Vinyl Tap Tour: Every  Song Tells A Story .  He’ll assist in raising awareness both on and off stage about chemicals with links to cancer that are found in many commonly used household products in Canada, and share with fans the effects on human health and the environment. If you’re interested in attending one of Randy’s concerts during his tour, visit  his website  for tour dates and to purchase tickets. Photo courtesy of  Randy Bachman's website