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Petitioning Chief Correspondent, CBC Peter Mansbridge (Chief Correspondent, CBC)

Petition CBC News, The National to Interview Dr Thierry Vrain Regarding GMO & The Future of Agriculture

Dr. Thierry Vrain, formerly Head of Biotechnology at Agriculture Canada's Summerland Research Station, was once a supporter of GMO. He has in the last 10 years changed his position after paying attention to the flow of published studies coming from Europe that questioned the impact and safety of engineered food and is now sharing his concerns.

CBC thus far is ignoring the highly logical arguments that he is expressing and generally publishes Associated Press articles suggesting there are no problems with GMO in agriculture rather than do it's own in depth reporting.

It's high time that Peter Mansbridge interviews Dr Thierry Vrain on the National regarding the contents of his recent Ted talk entitled The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQkQXyiynYs

Canadians need to be getting more information from our public broadcaster regarding problems with GMO in agriculture that are more and more being researched, published and ignored by CBC. The safety of our food and the future of agriculture in Canada and the world should be of much greater concern to our public broadcaster.

Letter to
Chief Correspondent, CBC Peter Mansbridge (Chief Correspondent, CBC)
Please Interview Dr Thierry Vrain Regarding GMO & The Future of Agriculture

Dr. Thierry Vrain, formerly Head of Biotechnology at Agriculture Canada's Summerland Research Station, retired 10 years ago after thirty five years of research and teaching of soil and molecular biology. He was the designated scientist of his institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. He defended the side of technological advance, of science and progress.

He has in the last 10 years changed his position after paying attention to the flow of published studies coming from Europe, some from prestigious labs and published in prestigious scientific journals, that questioned the impact and safety of engineered food.

He now refutes the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment and of course that they are safe to eat and he does so expressing highly logical arguments that Canadians need to hear.

Please read his words on the subject:
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Genetically+modified+food+rapped/8308415/story.html

Please watch his Ted Talk:
The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQkQXyiynYs

Canadians need to be getting more information from our public broadcaster regarding problems with GMO in agriculture that are more and more being researched, published and ignored by CBC. The safety of our food and the future of agriculture in Canada and the world should be of much greater concern to our public broadcaster.

For the love of Canadians and the future of Canadian Agriculture please interview Dr Vrain and highlight his arguments against GMO and help spark more public and political discussion on this critical subject.