Canadian city move toward ban of GE crops and trees

Great news from the Vancouver Sun!: Victory! Richmond, BC (Canada) poised to take stand on GMO crops & GE trees, by Randy Short, April 10, 2012.

And, weirdly, the US ends up looking fairly good:

While local governments in Canada make largely symbolic gestures aimed at raising concerns about the human health and environmental implications of GE crops and foods, citizens in the United States are able to take direct action on the demand side of the equation, according to Lucy Sharratt, spokeswoman for the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network.

“The decision-making apparatus for GMO foods in Canada is buried in an unaccountable bureaucracy,” she said. “Our friends in the United States are forcing this issue onto the public agenda.”

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