The case for preventing the introduction of Roundup Ready Alfalfa: If GM alfalfa is introduced in Eastern Canada, contamination of non-GM alfalfa will be unavoidable. There are several ways in which this gene flow can occur.
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by Susan MacVittie, published in the Watershed Sentinel, March/April 2013
The NFU was formed in 1969 through a merger of the Saskatchewan Farmers Union, the Ontario Farmers Union, the Farmers Union of British Columbia, and the Farmers Union of Alberta. In addition to these provincial unions, farmers from the Maritime provinces—not organized into farmers’ unions at the time—also became part of the NFU structure.
According to media reports, the last stages of negotiating CETA are stalled due to a few very difficult issues, with agriculture being one of the most important. Many commentators are framing the matter as stubborn dairy producers preventing all of Canada from cashing in on CETA.
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