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Canadian corn crop violates international food rules: Advocates

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Canadian corn crop violates international food rules: Advocates


www.calgaryherald.com

The Canadian government is in violation of an international food trade agreement because it did not conduct an independent safety assessment on a new corn crop called SmartStax, according to a group concerned about genetically engineered foods.

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network is calling on the federal government to withdraw the authorization it has given to Monsanto Canada and Dow AgroSciences which jointly produced the product and will have it ready for the 2010 planting season.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission, created by the United Nations and the World Health Organization, sets standards and codes of practice related to the food trade.


The Codex Alimentarius Commission?
OH OH
Didn't even know they had a commission for Codex
OH OHHHH


Mosanto's SmartStax Corn Receives Japanese Import Approval

With these approvals, SmartStax can be produced and planted in the United States and Canada and grain can be imported to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

There's alot of info on the web about SmartStax, alot of UNDETAILED information.

What is this SmartStax, all I get is marketing slurbs from Mosanto.

I really don't like Mosanto but it's time to be in alert mode.
Buy as many corn seeds NOW, and grow your own corn.

Setup a community corn service for non-SmatStaxed corn.

This is very important

www.calgaryherald.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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Health Canada did not conduct a safety assessment for SmartStax.
The insecticidal toxins in Bt crops show similarities to proteins that cause food allergies.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency dramatically weakened the environmental rules for SmartStax:
For SmartStax, the CFIA has reduced the required size for refuge areas from 20% to 5% - thats a 75% reduction!

Refuge areas are a strategy to delay the evolution of insect resistance to the Bt toxin.

www.cban.ca...



This is VERY alarming!

How could health Canada allow this?



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
How could health Canada allow this?


For the same reason that the Canadian Supreme Court upheld the court decision in Monsanto Canada Inc. vs. Schmeiser.

Canada still remains one of the World's largest Agricultural producers and exporters, even though revenue from Agriculture bottomed out last century. To regain this lost GDP, Canada has sold their soul to Megacorps like Monsanto and Dow Chemical.

It makes me happy to know that the Canadian people aren't as easily wooed by these Megacorps as their government agencies and Parliament are.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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This is plainly criminal. Cargil and Monsanto and the rest are criminal organizations plain and simple!
Zindo



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