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

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 many people still don't know much about genetically modified foods. Some fail to understand why...
September 25, 2017 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, genetically engineered food, genetically modified food, GMO, healthcanada, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent

Rachel Parent Attends The Monsanto Tribunal

On October 14–16, 2016, representatives from over 800 organizations representing 30 nations convened at The Hague, Netherlands for The Monsanto Tribunal. This international civil society gathering shared testimonies from farmers, families, scientists, business owners, and global organizations that shed light on the global impacts of Monsanto’s introduction of genetically engineered, corporate-patented...
October 18, 2016 | Read Full Article

Tags: genetically engineered food, genetically modified food, GMO, Kids Right to Know, labeling, Monsanto, Rachel Parent, Tribunal

Rachel Meets Montana Jones

This past Sunday I had the honour of visiting a farm in Hastings, Trent Hills Ontario, for LifeStock, a fundraising event held for Wholearth FarmStudio. LifeStock was attended by hundred of people who all had a common interest at mind, as well as being filled with hope, positivity, and passion for our land and the living beings who live off of it. This was no ordinary place, with bushy...
July 13, 2016 | Read Full Article

Tags: farming, GMO, Kids Right to Know, LifeStock, Montana Jones, Rachel Parent, Toronto

Buy Today and March to Our Theme Song Tomorrow!

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 more: March Against Monsanto Toronto
May 20, 2016 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, food labeling, genetic engineering, GMO, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent, Toronto

My Meeting with Galen Weston of Loblaws

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. Ambrose is a personal friend of Mr. Weston, and after the meeting she felt it would benefit me strongly...
March 31, 2016 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, Galen Weston, GMO, groceries, Kids Right to Know, Loblaw, market, organic, Rachel Parent, shopping

Rachel Parent Confronts Hugh Grant at Monsanto Shareholders Meeting

On January 29, 2016, thanks to a Monsanto shareholder that kindly provided me with proxy (authority to stand in their place), I was able to participate in Monsanto’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held in St. Louis, Missouri. By my side were Anne Temple of Moms Across America (standing in for Zen Honeycutt, Founder) and Dr. Beth Savitt of the SHAKA Movement Maui. Our purpose for attending the meeting...
February 2, 2016 | Read Full Article

Tags: genetically engineered food, glyphosate, GMO, hugh grant, justlabelit, Monsanto, roundup

Rachel Parent Targeted by Pro-GMO Lobby

By Allison Vuchnich Network Correspondent • Global News Canada Newly released documents reveal a Canadian teenager and her activism on the issue of GMO labelling were the subject of emails strategizing how her message could be countered nearly two years ago. At the time, Rachel Parent was 14 years old and had a growing social media following. Her message to label genetically modified organisms...
December 23, 2015 | Read Full Article

Tags: genetic engineering, GMO, Kevin Folta, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent

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

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 of mandatory GMO labelling that he introduced a motion (M-480) to label GMOs. Elizabeth May and...
August 12, 2015 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, elections 2015, genetically engineered food, genetically modified food, gmo labeling, justlabelit, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent

Rachel Parent's Meeting with Health Canada - Summary and Comments

Brooke Claxton building on Tunney's Pasture, the location of Rachel's meeting with Health Canada Below is a summary of Rachel Parent's meeting with Health Canada on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, followed by Rachel's comments about what she learned. Attendees: Health Canada Dr. William Yan, Director for Bureau of Nutritional Sciences Luc...
March 28, 2015 | Read Full Article

Tags: Food Safety, genetically engineered food, genetically modified organism, GM Apple, GMO, Health Canada, Kids Right to Know, Pesticides, Rachel Parent

Great Meeting with Rona Ambrose to Discuss GMOs

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 closer to 45 minutes. Rachel emerged from the meeting with a smile on her face. " was very willing...
November 7, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, genetic engineering, genetically engineered food, genetically modified food, GMO, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent, Rona Ambrose

Rona Ambrose Ready to Discuss GMOs with Rachel Parent

Rachel Parent is thrilled to announce that Canada's Health Minister Rona Ambrose has agreed to meet with her to discuss the topic of GMOs! After submitting two couriered letters to Ms. Ambrose over the past year, coordinating two awareness marches, making several television appearances, and giving a well-received presentation at TEDx Toronto, GMO educator and activist Rachel Parent is delighted...
October 17, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: agriculture, Canadian Health Ministry, genetically engineered food, genetically modified food, GMO, Rachel Parent, Rona Ambrose

Month of Action for Seed, Food and Earth Democracy

From September 20 through October 20, 2014, the Global Alliance for Seed Freedom is calling on people from around the globe to reaffirm a world-wide commitment to Seed Freedom, Food Freedom and Earth Democracy. What can you do to get involved? Unleash your creativity… plan a local action or event… spread the word! Sign the Declaration of Seed Freedom:  http://seedfreedom.in/declaration/ Explore...
September 25, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, genetically engineered food, genetically modified food, GMO, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent, Vandana Shiva

Support M-480 for Mandatory GMO Labeling in Canada

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...
September 12, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, genetic engineering, GMO labelling, Kids Right to Know, M-480, Rachel Parent

Take Action!

Over 60 countries around the world ban, restrict, and label GMOs—including the entire European Union—but not Canada. Click the TAKE ACTION link up above to find out what you can do… Calling Canada's Health Minister Rona Ambrose... http://youtu.be/xHAsp5P_qYo After submitting two couriered letters, coordinating two awareness marches, and making several television appearances, GMO educator...
August 6, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, food labeling, genetic engineering, genetically modified food, GMO, nutrition, Rona Ambrose

Demand GMO Labelling in Canada before September 11

In the 2013 Speech from the Throne, the Government of Canada made the commitment to consult with parents and consumers on ways to improve food labels. Food labels are the main way for consumers to identify nutritional content, specific ingredients, potential food allergen risks, and to compare products side-by-side when making their purchasing decisions. Currently the food labels in Canada do...
July 30, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, food labeling, genetic engineering, genetically modified food, GMO, nutrition