Canada Approves GMO Corn Created by Monsanto and Dow

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has quietly approved a new genetically engineered corn — SmartStax — developed by Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) reports, in a press release, that SmartStax seems to have “by-passed existing scientific assessment processes that have already been judged insufficient by the 2001 Royal Society…

Whole Foods Market to Offer Non-GMO Private Label Food Products

Whole Foods Market announced, last week, its commitment to the Non-GMO Project‘s Product Verification Program (PVP) for its private labels. The majority of these non-GMO-certified products will hopefully be offered in the Canadian stores — currently in B.C. and Ontario — of this natural and organic foods retailer. Call your nearest Whole Foods to inquire….

Food Inc.: Win Tickets to Advance Screening in Vancouver

Food, Inc., the acclaimed documentary, reveals shocking truths about the U.S. food industry, where the food supply is controlled by a few powerful corporations.  Why should this matter to Canadians? Profit is often a higher priority to consumer health and Canada is a major importer of American goods — including food.  Pesticides, factory farms, and…