May 6, 2009

NDP: Conservatives must pull approval for genetically modified alfalfa

New Democrat critic calls for protection for the integrity of this vital crop

OTTAWA – New Democrat Agriculture critic, Alex Atamanenko, today challenged the Conservatives to reverse the environmental and health approvals for genetically modified (GM) alfalfa that have been awarded to Monsanto. He was joined by Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator for the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), a coalition of 18 groups, and spokesperson for the "No to GMO Alfalfa" campaign which is endorsed by 80 groups.

Read the NDP press release

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