Stop GM Alfalfa: Stop the Canadian Government from releasing GM Alfalfa
  • Petitioned Gerry Ritz

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Minister of Agriculture
Gerry Ritz

Stop GM Alfalfa: Stop the Canadian Government from releasing GM Alfalfa

    1. Charmaine Taylor
    2. Petition by

      Charmaine Taylor

      Saskatoon, Canada

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.

Because alfalfa is a perennial plant that is pollinated by bees, genetically modified alfalfa will inevitably cross-pollinate with non-GM and organic alfalfa, threatening the livelihoods of family farmers across Canada. Prairie farmers have already rejected GM alfalfa for these reasons so now the industry is trying to introduce GM alfalfa in Eastern Canada.

To:
Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture
Stop GM Alfalfa! We the undersigned, are not confident in the long term safety of GMO for Canada.
Please Say No!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Nicholas McHale OSHAWA, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      I have children I eat food.... I am sick of the Canadian government bowing down to the United States and allowing them to poison Canadians for profit. Canada must stop accepting the lies of the FDA and paid off scientists

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    • Brian Barsalou SURREY, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      I don't want to introduce non-natural substances into my body - I want to know what is in what I'm consuming!

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    • kaarina wissenz OTTAWA, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      i don't trust gmo foods and canadien farmers should be free to choose what and how to grow crops in their fields. Keep Monsanto out.

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    • Mandy Giltjes HORNCHURCH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Stop releasing more GMO food - there is already too much!!!!

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    • Mary C TORONTO, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      Please watch shows "Healthy Living" on topic Jeffrey Smith and the Damaging Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on www.suprememastertv.com

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