Decision Maker Response

Elizabeth May’s response

Sep 18, 2015 — The genetically modified (GM) food industry has grown rapidly in recent years but the hazards and risks of these foods are still unknown. Consumers need to be informed about these possible dangers in order to make their own educated decisions. People must be able to choose whether or not they buy GM foods. At a minimum, genetically engineered (GE) products must be labeled, giving consumers the right to know and to say no to GE foods.

Furthering this cause, the Green Party will work to ensure that developers of genetically engineered crops are liable for any damage those crops cause and ban experimentation with planting and promotion of new GE crops. We will also support local, provincial, and territorial GE organism-free zones where these local jurisdictions declare that genetically modified plants and animals are not to be part of the agricultural mix.