Dr. Thierry Vrain, retired soil biologist and genetic engineer, worked 30 years with Agriculture Canada.
He has generously donated his time to inform Canadians about the dangers of GMO crops and GMO foods. He recently gave presentations in Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, and Revelstoke, as well as in numerous cities across B.C. He explained:
what Genetic Engineering is, and how it began — view exerpt from Schubert Centre
Since NORD was unwilling to make a decision on supporting (or not supporting) the resolution, proposed by BeeSAFE, to be a GMO free community, they formed the RAAC over a year ago. The role of this committee was to advise NORD on this issue so they could make the decision.
Note that the proof of contamination has been admitted by the committee itself. Co-existence is impossible.
On Saturday Oct. 12, all over the world people once again took to the streets to March against Monsanto. In Vernon around 40 people took time away from this holiday weekend to show their support for becoming GE Free! Cars honked in support more than ever testifying to the anti-GMO awakening that is happening world wide!
For years, first as a concerned citizen then as a representative of Bee SAFE, I've been warning our Regional District that GM crops contaminate wild and cultivated plants of the same family, which means that:
GM crops cannot co-exist with organic or conventional crops
GM crops inevitably destroy our choice to grow organic or conventional non-GM crops
to continue letting GM crops proliferate is to decide to turn the region's agriculture into a chemical-based, corporate-owned GM monoculture model.