Canada lagging behind on GMO labelling

I believe Canadians should be given the right to know which foods are genetically modified

I believe Canadians should be given the right to know which foods are genetically modified and thus have a choice in deciding whether we want to buy them or not.

It is refreshing to see that England now does this (even though it took some critical food scares to get them there) along with many other European countries.

Why are we lagging behind?

Farmers and government are controlled by the chemical and junk food corporations. Monsanto does not have the consumer’s interests at heart, they are only motivated by profits.

This subject should be of vital importance as it directly affects everyone’s health. The facts are all there in the free magazine Common Ground available in your local supermarket (certainly Thrifty Foods) every month, for you to make your own judgement. The October issue is very pertinent.

I think it is our duty to make nuisances of ourselves by questioning supermarkets as well as the provincial and federal ministries responsible for agriculture and fisheries (yes, salmon is affected too) and lobbying our MPs for the GMO labelling.

Let’s hope we can become the 61st country that refuses to import GMOs without proper labelling.

Valerie Edwards

North Saanich