Next week, March 11 is GE Free Day in BC. Your chance to celebrate GE free food, fight corporate agriculture and tell the government you want GE food labelled. Events planned for the day include a morning protest, an afternoon panel discussion and petition signing events all across the province. Go to our website at www.greenpeace.ca/cropcircle for more information about events in your area.
GE Free Day - March 11
Spring is coming and the seeds you plant will soon come to life. Let’s make sure that they are GE Free. Greenpeace and GE Free BC have declared March 11th will be GE Free Day in British Columbia. This will be your day to stop the spread of genetically engineered organisms in the environment and in the food system.
We are calling on food security, health and environmental activists across British Columbia to celebrate GE Free day with actions in your community.
Genetically engineered crops pose serious risks to the environment, human health and to biodiversity.
• Once released into the environment, it is impossible to control the spread of GE organisms.
• GE contamination hurts farmers growing organic and conventional crops.
• There is no conclusive evidence that GE foods are safe to eat.
• The companies that make GE like Monsanto, Bayer and BASF want monopoly control our food supply by with illegitimate patents and Terminator genes.
• 70% of processed foods on store shelves in BC contain GE ingredients
Events are happening across BC to celebrate GE Day.
GE Free Day Events
9 am: West 4th and Alma in Vancouver: Join us for a protest in front of the Premier’s office to tell Gordon Campbell to label GE foods in BC
11 am onwards: UBC Bus Loop- petition signing all morning
12:30: Capilano College – Food Awareness Panel with Josh Brandon, Greenpeace agriculture campaigner.
11-1 pm: SFU Food Awareness Week Kick-off
Mar 11: All Day at Choices Markets at locations across BC
.March 11: evening. Movie night and potluck: watch "Unnatural Selection," a stunning, award-winning film that shows the impact of genetically modified (GM) crops and animals. Near Metrotown, in Burnaby.
Mar 15: 10-3 pm Roberts Creek- petition signing at Seedy Saturday Roberts Creek Community School.
March 15: Roberts Creek – Gumboot Café, Plus a film screening, 'In Grave Danger of Falling Food' with Bill Mollison, and movie vignette: EcoTech : Case Study : Local Permaculture Education in the Sunshine Coast School System Doors @ 6:30pm; Film @ 7:00pm.
Contact Josh Brandon for more details about these and other events at