Monday, 21 March 2011

Canada Kills Genetically Modified Alfalfa - at Least for Now

By Barry Wilson, TheWesternProducer - Mar 14, 2011
As MPs began debating a proposal for a moratorium on genetically modified alfalfa, agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said there is no prospect GM alfalfa will be approved. Full story here.

New Lawsuit Filed Against the USDA for GM Alfalfa Deregulation

March 18th, 2011 - By Heather Whitehead - CivilEats
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Sam Beebe
The Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, arguing that the agency’s recent unrestricted approval of genetically engineered, “Roundup Ready” Alfalfa was unlawful. Full story here.


Saturday, 19 March 2011

"Neglible"Leak of Radioactive Water at Canadian Nuclear Plant

CBC - Mar 16-11 - Ontario Power Generation has notified Canada's federal nuclear regulator about the release of 73,000 litres of demineralized water into Lake Ontario at the Pickering A nuclear generating station. Full story here.

Feedlot Meat Has Spurred a Soy Boom That Has a Devastating Environmental and Human Cost

AlterNet by Jill Richardson - Mar'11
South America is being taken over by a handful of companies in the soy business that are destroying ecologically sensitive areas and pushing people from their ancestral land.  

 

Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource


David Suzuki - The Story of the Future Has Yet to be Told

REVIEWED BY NICOLA ROSS - From Thursday's Globe and Mail

With about 25 pages left to read in David Suzuki’s The Legacy, I begin to panic. Read more here.

The Canadian Government Has One Last Chance to do the Right Thing - Clamp a Moratorium on GM Alfalfa! (Video)



Sign the petition to "Protect Manitoba from Genetically Engineered Crops," sponsored by the Green Party of Manitoba, here. 

Manitoba's Minister of Agriculture, Stan Struthers, agrees GE alfalfa ought to be kept out of this province. Help convince him to actually take action along these lines! Get in touch with Mr. Struthers here and follow the links.

Ask the Conservatives to stop delaying and allow a vote on the motion this Tuesday.  Contact the federal Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz here: http://www.agr.gc.ca/cb/min/index_e.php?s1=help-aide&s2=contact

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...