Genetically Modified Alfalfa

Campaign to stop the introduction of genetically modified alfalfa into Canada.

Union Farmer Newsletter: September 2017
GM alfalfa coexistence and contradictions: Minister lets September • 2017 corporations take the driver’s seat • Is Ecuador leading the way towards a new era of international fair trade agreements? • Onward to Parliament Hill! • What difference does 5 years make? Read more
Farm Groups Call on Ag Minister to Cancel GM Alfalfa Registration
14 farm organizations repeated their joint call for the federal government to cancel variety registration for all genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) alfalfa until a full economic impact assessment is conducted, and to establish a protocol for testing all imports of alfalfa seed grown in the US. Read more
Des regroupements d’agriculteurs exhortent le ministre de l’Agriculture à révoquer l’enregistrement des variétés de luzerne génétiquement modifiée
Un groupe d’organisations agricoles du Canada réitère leur demande conjointe à Lawrence MacAulay, ministre fédéral de l’Agriculture et de l’Agroalimentaire, de révoquer l’enregistrement de toutes les variétés de luzerne génétiquement modifiée, afin qu’elles soient retirées du marché jusqu’à ce que l’on ait procédé à une évaluation complète de leur impact économique, et d’établir un protocole d’analyse qui sera appliqué à toutes importations de semences de luzerne cultivées aux États-Unis. Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2016-17
The Climate Crisis — A defining issue for the next 50 years? • Balancing Power in the Public Interest and Understanding the Science • Reflections on the NFU's 47th Annual Convention from Bursary Recipients • Gene Drives Threaten Biodiversity: Report from the Convention on Biological Diversity • Islanders and the Land and Migrant Dreams • National Farmers Foundation Report to the NFU National Convention • Resolutions passed at the NFU’s 47th Annual Convention • We Remember ... Marie Hendricken (1935 – 2016) Read more
Farm Groups Call on Ag Minister to Stop Genetically Modified Alfalfa Seed Release
Response to letter from Minister MacAulay Canadian farm organizations representing a diversity of farmers and production systems are asking the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, to take immediate action to stop any further release of genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) alfalfa seed, following an announcement by the company Forage Genetics International Read more
Des regroupements d’agriculteurs exhortent le ministre de l’Agriculture à stopper la dissémination de semences de luzerne génétiquement modifiée
Un groupe d’organisations agricoles du Canada qui représentent un vaste éventail d’agriculteurs et de systèmes de production demandent à Lawrence MacAulay, ministre fédéral de l’Agriculture et de l’Agroalimentaire. Read more
Letter to Minister – Urgent Action needed to stop GM alfalfa seed sales
Hon. Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 9A6 Email: lawrence.macaulay@parl.gc.ca Dear Minister MacAulay, Re: Urgent Action needed to stop sale of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seed in Canada and to bring in border controls to prevent importation of contaminated conventional alfalfa seed It has come to our attention Read more
NFU Calls for Immediate Action to Stop GM alfalfa seed sales in Canada
() has written to Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay asking him to take immediate action to stop Monsanto licensee, Forage Genetics International, (FGI) from selling genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seed in Canada this spring. The also asked the Minister to put border controls in place to prevent importation of contaminated conventional alfalfa seed from Read more