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May 6, 2010
Food Inc. You’ll never look at dinner the same way!

How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?  Food, Inc. filmmakers lift the veil on the food industry for a close and shocking look at the not so savory underbelly of the US food industry, well hidden from everyday consumers.

We’re much better off here in Canada – or are we?

Join the Climate Change Action Group of Erin and Credit Valley Conservation for an exposé on the industrialization of our food system and its effect on our environment, health, and economy.

Thursday, May 20
Film starts at 7:00 pm sharp! (doors open at 6:30)
Erin Canadian Legion Hall
12 Dundas St. East, Erin

FREE admission, plus great prizes and organic popcorn too!
Film Sponsored by Treehaven Natural Foods in honour of Helen Lakusta

For more information contact:
Liz Armstrong, Climate Change Action Group of Erin 519-833-4676, ext. #1
Lisa Brusse, Credit Valley Conservation 905-670-1615 Ext. 444

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Posted: May 6, 2010 7:33am
Apr 29, 2010
Focus: Health
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: Canada

Urgent Action Alert – Support GM Food Labeling - Take action before May 5, 2010.

Tell the Minister of Health that Canada must support the right of countries to label genetically modified (GM) foods.
Send a letter instantly from
http://www.cban.ca/labelingaction

Canada could work to shut down negotiations on GM labeling at the UN Codex meeting next week in Quebec City.

May 3-7, governments will negotiate food labeling standards at the UN Codex meeting, including recommendations on GM labeling. The US is trying to stop the negotiations from continuing, and Canada may also try to end the negotiations.

Developing countries want support from Codex for their right to label GM foods. The US and Canada want to make sure this doesn’t happen because Codex recommendations on GM labeling could protect developing countries from challenges brought through the World Trade Organization.

Canada and the US also argue that GM foods are not any different from foods created through conventional methods. This is not supported by science, including Codex’s own food safety guidelines!

Despite polls that show over 80% of Canadians want mandatory labeling of GM foods, the Canadian government continues to bow to intense pressure from the biotech industry and refuses to label GM foods.

Help protect the rights of developing countries to label GM foods! Take action before May 5, 2010 at 
http://www.cban.ca/labelingaction

For more updates and for information on labeling and Codex see http://www.cban.ca/labeling

This action alert was issued by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, April 29, 2010 www.cban.ca

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Posted: Apr 29, 2010 9:29am
Jan 7, 2009
Focus: Health
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Alert Update of the Week:
Stop Vilsack

Over the past month, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has been alerting our nationwide network about Obama's proposed appointment of Monsanto ally and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to the position of Secretary of Agriculture. Far from representing the "Change" which Obama has promised, Vilsack has a disappointing record of promoting controversial genetically engineered foods, biopharm crops, and animal cloning, as well as cheerleading for unsustainable biofuels derived from corn and soybeans. In addition Vilsack has come under fire for aiding and abetting chemical and energy-intensive industrial agriculture, including Iowa's infamous Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

VilsackThanks to all of you who have taken part in OCA's "Stop Vilsack" campaign. So far, we have collected over 60,000 online petition signatures, generating coverage from major media outlets and websites including the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, Air America, Democracy Now, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, The Nation, and Huffington Post, as well as a number of major daily newspapers. Similar petitions circulated on the internet by OCA's allies, including
fooddemocracynow.org, Pesticide Action Network, and the Center for Food Safety have generated an additional 60,000+ supporters, making Vilsack perhaps the most controversial and unpopular Obama cabinet appointment. OCA's petition is being delivered to Obama's Transition Team, as well as Congress..
If you haven't yet signed the petition, please do so now.
 
If you've already signed the petition, here's another way to make positive change: The Obama Transition Team has set up a website soliciting input from citizens about various hot-button issues. One area of the website invites people to post questions and concerns and vote on them. Supposedly, those questions with the most votes will be directly responded to by President-Elect Obama.
Please follow this link and vote for questions asking Obama to support policies promoting health, justice, peace, and sustainability.
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