Background Information on GMO Discussion Panelists

March 7th, 2011

Some background on panelists for the GMOs: What is the Debate About  on Thursday, March 10th at 7pm the Italian Canadian Club on Ferguson St, Guelph. Dr. Alison Blay Palmer University professor at WLU Laurier, Faculty of Arts  Faculty/Staff Listing Alison Blay-Palmer Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University where she does research in alternative food systems [...]

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Extension for opposing comments to Nestle’s Permit Renewal

March 7th, 2011

Extended comment period for opposition to Nestle Canada Waters Permit To Take Water. Email  MOEWCR.permits@ontario.ca. Suggestions for comments can be found at www.WellingtonWaterWatchers.ca The Ministry will consider all comments regarding this submission up to the time of a decision. Alternatively, interested parties can send comments by mail to: West Central Region, Permit to take Water Evaluator, [...]

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Food Roundtable Meeting – January 27th, 2011

March 7th, 2011

Food Roundtable - Summary of the Food Security meeting on January 27th, 2011.

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100 Questions

March 7th, 2011

Please click below to read the top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. Pretty_etal_10

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GMO references

March 7th, 2011

http://www.agassessment.org/reports/IAASTD/EN/Agriculture%20at%20a%20Crossroads_Global%20Summary%20for%20Decision%20Makers%20%28English%29.pdf The IAASTD report (above) is a foundational document that the multinational corporations at Davos in Feb 2011 have chosen to ignore. Central to the IAASTD report is a call for more diversified, ecologically sound production systems, combined with attention to a number of social, ecological and distributional goals.  This would not foster monoculture, reduce [...]

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GMO Moratorium Video

March 6th, 2011

Just click on the link below then click on the bees. http://www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/GE-Crops-and-Foods-Not-on-the-Market/Alfalfa

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PETITION

March 5th, 2011

Please copy, print off and fill out then either drop off at the Big Umbrella at the Farmer’s Market, Guelph or send to us at: Council of Canadians-Guelph Chapter, 100 Maple St., Guelph, ON N1G2G2 We will get it to MP Frank Valeriote to take to the House of Commons in Ottawa. _________________________________________________________________ PETITION: to [...]

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Onward Corporate Food Crusaders

March 5th, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-holt-gimenez/onward-corporate-food-cru_b_817058.html?view=print The poor may not have much money, but since they are the fastest growing sector of the sagging global economy, they represent an important new market for the monopolies of the corporate food regime. Claims of “farmer and entrepreneur empowerment” need to be balanced with how well agribusiness and giant retail have “empowered” family [...]

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Challenging GMOs – 2

March 5th, 2011

Paper Two Government of Canada Agricultural Standing Committee Biotechnology Consultation Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer My name is Alison Blay-Palmer. I am an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. I do research and teach about the global food system. In this capacity I am here to talk about biotechnology and the agri-food sector in Canada. Thank you for [...]

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Challenging GMOs – 1

March 5th, 2011

Paper One Challenging the claim that GMOs are needed to feed the world Dr. Ricardo Ramírez, Guelph. ON. Feb. 2011 (working draft) Technical approaches don’t exist in a vacuum.  Every technology is both embedded and can influence the social, environmental and economic context where it is introduced. The Green Revolution in India and Mexico led [...]

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