Farmers have called for a national day of action to stop the introduction of genetically modified alfalfa. In Winnipeg, we are participating with a film screening of “ The World According to Monsanto” , followed by a discussion panel. This will take place at the Convocation room of the University of Winnipeg on April 9th at 7Pm.
We would like to personally invite you to this event! .
“The World According to Monsanto” is a 2008 award winning documentary film directed by Marie-Monique Robin. The film is based on Robin’s three-year long investigation into the corporate practices around the world of the largest purveyor of genetically modified crops.
Monsanto’s GM alfalfa could be registered for use in Eastern Canada this April. GM Roundup Ready alfalfa varieties have just been cleared for the last step before they hit the market – all they need now is a final registration rubber-stamp by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Canadian Seed Trade Association and its corporate members including Monsanto, Pioneer and Forage Genetics International are also actively trying to get support for the release of GM alfalfa.
Every year, Manitoba farmers grow over 2 million acres of alfalfa. It is a major staple for Manitoba’s beef, livestock and organic crop rotation. GM alfalfa contamination threatens export markets and organic farming. GM0s threaten the health of our children and grandchildren.
David Suzuki, Canada’s trusted geneticist and environmental expert, does not think gene-splicing technology is safe as it is currently practiced.
Dr. Suzuki says, “What bothers me is we have governments that are supposed to be looking out for our health, for the safety of our environment, and they’re acting like cheerleaders for this technology, which is in its infancy and we have no idea what the technology is going to do.”
“Anyone that says, ‘Oh, we know that this is perfectly safe,’ I say is either unbelievably stupid, or deliberately lying. The reality is, we don’t know. The experiments simply haven’t been done, and now we have become the guinea pigs. I am most definitely not in favor of release of GMOs in the food stream and given that it’s too late, I favor complete labeling of GMO products.”
Great research on this subject can be viewed on this Canadian website: www.truefoodfoundation.org
Hear what MP Alex Atamanenko in BC is saying about this issue.
For more information please visit www.cban.ca
Rose Stevens R.T.
Support your Local Manitoba Farmers.
When: April 9 at 7PM
Where: Convocation Hall at University of Winnipeg
Panel discussion to follow screening of film “ The World According to Monsanto” – See attachment!
GMO GLOBAL ALERT! Professor SERALINI STUDY FROM FRANCE