Items tagged: Canada

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It Isn't Health Canada's Job To Put A Positive Spin On GMOs

September 25, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Last year, Health Canada commissioned a study into consumer perceptions of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Health Canada intends to use the findings to more effectively communicate to the public how food products derived from biotechnology is regulated. The research found that...

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Buy Today and March to Our Theme Song Tomorrow!

May 20, 2016 - 2:25 pm

There's still time! Click the CD cover below: for just 99 cents you can purchase and download the Kids Right to Know Theme song—perfect for marching along at the March Against Monsanto... TOMORROW! Join Rachel tomorrow at Queens Park in Toronto at 11:00 am (near the Edward the 5th statue). Learn...

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My Meeting with Galen Weston of Loblaws

March 31, 2016 - 5:00 pm

I recently had the honour of meeting with Galen Weston Jr., executive chairman and President of Loblaw Companies Limited a huge grocery chain across Canada. The wheels were set in motion after my meeting with our former Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, back in the fall of 2014. Ms...

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Elections are soon… does your preferred candidate support GMO labelling?

August 12, 2015 - 4:27 pm

With Canada's federal election coming up on October 19, do you know where your preferred candidate stands on the topic of mandatory GMO labelling? Photo courtesy of CTV News Canada NDP and Green Party: pro-GMO labelling The NDP have been clear about their position: MP Murray Rankin is so supportive...

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Montreal Potluck Protest against the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology - July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Join us for a protest rally across the street from the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, organized by the largest biotech lobby group in the world (whose members include Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and BASF). Companies are meeting to plan how they can make new products from genetically modified...

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Launching of Canadian Council on Food Sovereignty and Health - May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Join us at the official launch date for the Canadian Council on Food Sovereignty and Health, a national food advocacy organization in Windsor-Essex, the largest food-producing region in Canada. Sunday May 24, 2015 1-4pm Giovanni Caboto Club 2175 Parent Avenue Windsor, Ontario N8X 4K2 Tickets...

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Food Revolution Day - May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Food Revolution Day is Fighting to put Compulsory Practical Food Education on the School Curriculum. With diet-related diseases rising at an alarming rate, it has never been more important to educate children about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies. “By educating children...

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Total Health Show Toronto - April 2015

April 17, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Total Health Show Toronto 2015 Metro Toronto Convention Centre April 17–19, 2015 The Total Health Show will inform the public about the latest trends in the health industry, and how to get on track with a healthy lifestyle. This year’s show includes workshops, panel discussions, exhibits...

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Sustainable Food Systems Dialogues at THE MUSEUM

March 8, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Every Sunday from January 18 until March 8 . What could be more important than feeding ourselves daily? Do you ever wonder how food is grown in the farmlands around you? Perhaps you’re wondering what it means to be ‘organic’ and how you can afford it? What does it mean to be sustainable? Are...

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas - November 15

November 15, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Festival of Dangerous Ideas Food for Thought… Exploring Our Relationship to Our Food System through a Convergence of Music, Art and Conversation Saturday November 15, 2014 at Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas Street East Downtown Toronto Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Vandana Shiva, along...

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Planet in Focus - November 8

November 8, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Planet in Focus 15th Annual Environmental Film Festival Toronto, Ontario November 6-9, 2014 Rachel Parent was a guest panelist along with Ruth Tal of FRESH Restaurants, and Arlene Hazzan Green, award-winning television director and writer. Learn more: http://planetinfocus.org/

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Great Meeting with Rona Ambrose to Discuss GMOs

November 7, 2014 - 5:00 pm

For more than a year, Rachel Parent has challenged Rona Ambrose to discuss the labelling of genetically modified food. Finally after Global Canada News got involved, Canada's Health Minister met with Rachel at 4 pm this past Wednesday November 5 in Ottawa. Scheduled for 30 minutes, the meeting ran...

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Ontario Organic Roadshow in Toronto - October 4, 2014

October 3, 2014 - 4:57 pm

October is Non-GMO Month and the Ontario Organic Roadshow will be at The Big Carrot Natural Food Market (348 Danforth Avenue in Toronto) THIS Saturday, Oct. 4 to help celebrate our right to choose non-GMO and organic foods. We'll be sampling Non-GMO Project-verified Ontario brands including Crofter's...

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Can GM Crops Feed the World?

October 2, 2014 - 11:32 am

The promise that genetically modified crops can “feed the world” is largely used by the biotechnology industry to encourage widespread acceptance of their technology, but it overlooks the real causes of hunger, and disregards the limitations and harmful impacts of GM agriculture. Fact#1: In the...

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Rachel Parent Presents at TEDx Toronto - October 2014

October 2, 2014 - 9:07 am

A Must-Watch... Why You Have a Right to Know What's In Your Food Rachel speaks at TEDx Toronto • October 2014 http://youtu.be/b4sMMWJYUOs The TEDx Toronto event was amazing. Big thanks to ThinkLink for creating the graphic cartoon (shown at right) while I was speaking. WOW the main...

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