Activists have quarantined a government-run farm in Canada to expose the risks of Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat. The approval of GE wheat would not only a potential environmental disaster but will clearly be a commercial disaster for North American farmers.
Activst helps quarantine a government-run farm in Canada to expose the risks of Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat.
The activists swooped on a research farm, locking the front
doors of the building and sealed the site with biohazard quarantine
More on the action in
Canada - Why
quarantine the farm? Meet the
activists at the action.
What can I do to stop the commercialization of GE wheat?
The introduction of GE wheat would bring little or no benefit
for farmers, while it would cause significant ecological and
economical disruption. Industry's promises of increased yields,
decreased pesticide use and overall economic gains haven't
materialised in other GE crops, and it's unlikely that they will do
for this crop. Instead, many farmers growing already commercialised
Roundup Ready crops faced yield losses, increased costs from
problems with herbicide resistant weeds and became increasingly
dependent on toxic chemicals.
Because wheat is grown on such a vast scale globally, any
adverse impacts could be enormous. Thus, the environmental release
and the commercial production of GE wheat for food should be
Discover more about the threat of Monsanto's dangerous GE wheat