- Published on Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:54
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, National Famers Union of Canada and Union Paysanne call Canadian citizens to send alfalfa seeds to their Member of Parliament To Tell the government to stop the introduction of Monsanto’s genetically engineered alfalfa.
April 17 is the International Day of Peasant Struggle! called by La Via Campesina, with the theme “Say “No” to Corporate Control of Agriculture and Food.” Take this action to Monsanto!
Send a letter to your MP and the Minister of Agriculture with a tiny alfalfa seed or our seed graphic!
Print up our sample letter or write your own letter: http://www.cban.ca/alfalfaactionletter
Look for your MP’s contacts at www.parl.gc.ca and/or send a letter to Hon. Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6 – remember postage is free!
Buy some organic alfalfa seeds at your local health food store.
Tape one or a few alfalfa seeds to your letter and include some free-floating seeds! (If you cannot find any alfalfa seeds, you can print our alfalfa seed letter with a little drawing of the seed!)
You can continue to take action this Spring:
- Organize a little alfalfa sprout stand at your local health food store.
- Screen the “The World According to Monsanto” for your community or friends (Order your copy from CBAN)
For the full action kit and more info: http://www.cban.ca/alfalfa
- Published on Saturday, 17 April 2010 08:17
(On April 17, 2010) Once again, April 17, day of peasant struggle, brings to light the strength and diversity of a great number of citizens´ resistance to the dominant model of food and agriculture that multinational companies impose on us all.
On every continent many varied activities will take place. As well as big events in large capitals, small villages will also be host to a multitude of activities. The activities will often be festive, as is the case in Madrid and Halifax. They will sometimes be marked by contemplation such as in Turkey where a commemoration will take place at the burial site of a peasant leader who died on April 17, 2007. They can be sociable like in the Netherlands where a food fair has been organized to celebrate the launching of a new cookbook. In many countries (Honduras, Brasil, Indonesia, etc…) conferences have been organised. In Africa, in East Timor and in Argentina, April 17 will be honoured by local radio and television stations.
- Published on Thursday, 15 April 2010 18:18
- Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 08:10
(April 13, 2010) The international peasant's movement La Via Campesina will join the People's Conference on Climate change and the Rights of mother earth organised by the Bolivian president Evo Morales in Cochabamba, Bolivia from April 19 to 22. More than 80 farmers representatives from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas will take part in this event in order to contribute to the building up of a new international front to combat climate change.