Local 3570

Local 3570

The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

From:   The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

The Campaign has launched an ACTION ALERT in response to a leaked memo
showing that at a United Nations meeting this week in Bangkok, the
Canadian government
will attempt to overturn an international
moratorium on TERMINATOR seed technology:

Action link:  http://www.thecampaign.org/alert_terminator.php

The ACTION ALERT allows you to send an instant e-mail to
the following Canadian officials: 1) Prime Minister Paul Martin 2) Hon.
Andy Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food 3) F.B.
Fadden, President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Terminator seeds are genetically engineered to be sterile
and thereby prevent farmers from saving seed. This is an extremely risky
and controversial technology. Some scientists worry about what
could happen if the terminator is unleashed on the environment.

They fear that terminator technology could migrate from one farm to
another, or from a farm to wild plants.

And activists in developing nations are concerned that the
technology would put too much power in the hands of a few
international agribusinesses.


Canadian govt to unleash Terminator! - help!

The Head of the Canadian Delegation in Bangkok is Robert
McLean, Environment Canada email
Robert.Mclean@ec.gc.ca tel +1
(819) 997-1303

Lucy Sharratt, Researcher, Polaris Institute
312 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 0G7
(613) 237 1717 Fax: (613) 237 3359
------- End of forwarded message -------Éric Darier -
Responsable de la campagne OGM
454, ave. Laurier Est, 3e étage
Montreal H2J 1E7
Quebec (Canada)

Tél. : +1 514 933-0021 ext. 15
Cell. : +1 514 605-6497

Forum on the Patenting of Life - Forum sur le brevetage du vivant
To post to the list:  fpl-fbv@lists.riseup.net
Website: www.fpl-fbv.ca (in development)
Visit the following web address to TAKE ACTION NOW:
-------------------------------further info and addresses to send outrage follows--------
NOTE from Jan: Eileen tells me that the address for Robert MacLean, the head
of the Canadian delegation to this meeting in Bangkok, is in the message
below. She wrote to him and just got a note saying he is out of his
office... but do write, as surely his office would let him know if he is
getting a flood of letters from concerned citizens. How ironic that someone
from Environment Canada would be pushing sterile seed technology!!!

And I suggest you send copies of your letters to the agriculture Minister
and the critics from our opposition parties. Here's some information on how
to do that:

 You can send letters postage free to any MP at: House of Commons, Ottawa,
ON, K1A 0A6. Or, by e-mail, take the first 5 letters of the last name, the
first letter of the first name and the common ending. So, Agriculture &
Agrifood Minister Andy Mitchell would be: , the
Conservative critic, Diane Finley would be .... the NDP
Agriculture critic is Charlie Angus, for the Bloc québecois it is Denise
Poirier-Rivard. It's a good idea to write to your MP as well. (NOTE: to make
sure you have the right contact info for MPs, use the 1-800-O-Canada #
(1-800-622-6232) in the blue pages.)
from: Gus & Eileen Wttewaall