The Coalition for a GE Free Surrey will be asking city council to oppose the planting of genetically modified crops in Surrey municipality.
Please send a positive message that they need to make a strong stance.
1. We know that genetically modified crops have never been tested in Canada for human safety. Results from Europe are showing that ingestion of these crops has been linked to kidney and liver damage
2. We know that the use of GMO corn, soy & canola have increased the use of pesticides and have caused the emergence of resistant weeds &insects
3. We know that Round-Up is not the benign pesticide that industry claims it is. The active ingredient, glyphosate, has been detected in human urine and has been linked to birth defects.
4. We know the planting of GMO crops risks the contamination of traditional plants through cross pollination, and threaten organic crops.
For all of these reasons, and many others, we ask that Surrey City Council support a resolution to ban the growing of genetically modified crops within City limits.