Saturday, 29 August 2015

A Canadian Senior Citizen's Open Letter to the Minister of Agriculture

Dear Minister Ritz,

I am a senior citizen (a scientist & a retired Professor from the University of Toronto). I am writing to you concerning your statements last April at an international conference in Saskatchewan (“Feeding the Global Middle Class”), regarding GMOs. You were quoted as saying (in the Western Producer): “Industry slow to defend GMOs”.

A  ground sprayer at work in Manitoba. PinP photo.

Actually, in my opinion, and in the opinion of tens-of-thousands of independent scientists globally: GMOs should be banned (& not DEFENDED!). The reason is simple: GMOs were “created” through a massive fraud in the United States about 25 years ago, then “exported” globally by a transnational cartel, and have never been tested adequately for safety in the food-chain.

Is This What Climate Change Looks Like?

The water tower in my home town is barely 
visible in smoke said to have spread all the way from Washington State, about 2,000 kilometres away! PinP photo.

Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco

Common Dreams
Forced by freedom of information request, officials release documents scrubbed of all content and names. Story here.

Latvia, Greece Win "Opt-Out" From Monsanto GM Crop

Manitoba Co-Operator

Monsanto's MON810 is only GM crop grown in EU. Story here.