Support M-480 for Mandatory GMO Labeling in Canada

September 12, 2014 1:38 pm
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Do you want GMO LABELING in Canada? Motion M-480 for Mandatory GMO Labeling has been presented to the House of Commons. Now it’s up to us Canadians to convince all of the Members of Parliament that we demand our RIGHT TO KNOW.

In June of 2014, Member of Parliament Murray Rankin presented motion M-480 calling for mandatory labeling of food products containing ingredients that have been genetically modified.

“For a decade now, polls have shown that nearly 90 percent of Canadians support labeling genetically modified foods,” says Rankin. “Even a Health Canada report on food labeling released this week determined that Canadians want the government to act on GMO labeling.”

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Since then, support for M-480 has been pouring in from industry organizations, consumer advocacy groups, prominent environmentalists and food retailers including David Suzuki, Dr. Thierry Vrain (former Agriculture Canada scientist), Canada Organic Trade Association, Canada Organic Growers, Canada Health Products Association (represents over 1,000 businesses), True Food Foundation, Canadian Council on Food Sovereignty & Health, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), the Sierra Club of BC, Western Canada Wilderness Committee, the National Farmers Union, Choices Market, the Certified Organic Associations of BC, Whole Foods, Choices Markets, The Big Carrot, Nature’s Path, Illusion-emploi de l’Estrie, Nature Québec, Union des consommateurs, Option consommateurs, and Union paysanne.

But their support is not enough… Parliament is opening soon, and all the political parties are already working on issues for the upcoming elections. Canadian citizens need to…

Take Action Now

Tell your Member of Parliament to Support M-480!

Step 1: Find your Member of Parliament
Look in the middle column of this website, where you can enter your Postal Code to locate your area’s MP:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/SenatorsMembers.aspx

Step 2: Contact your Member of Parliament
Whether in writing or by phone, feel free to use the following text to tailor your own message:

Dear Sir/Madam: I am one of the nearly 90% of Canadians who supports labeling genetically modified foods—a fact that was corroborated by the recent Health Canada report. Please support M-480 for mandatory GMO Labeling in Canada!

Step 3: Print this petition and let’s work together to collect thousands of signatures:

Step 4: Spread the word with Friends and Family!

Together, let’s make Canada the 65th country in the world that labels, bans, or restricts GMOs!