GM crops are dangerous, and yet they are taking over our rural communities and our food system. It is difficult if not impossible to find soy, corn and canola crops that are non-GMO.
Canada also grows GM sugar beets. As you can imagine, most foods on store shelves contain some GMO in the form of sugar, corn syrup, corn, soy or canola.
Yet a study in Argentina called "Argentina's Roundup Human Tragedy - GM Soy a Death Sentence for Humans and the Environment" proves that GM crops should never have been allowed.
Genetic modification plays with the building blocks of life, yet this technology was allowed in Canada without any longitudinal studies ever being performed. The first longitudinal study occurred in Russia in 2010 and linked GM soy to infertility, infant mortality, slower growth and disrupted DNA functions. How will these crops affect humans after 2 or 3 generations? See: http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/04/16/6524765.html and for a more detailed analysis: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-smith/genetically-modified-soy_b_….
Because GMO plants cross-pollinate with traditional and organic crops in the same families, and GM crops require drenching with glyphosate pesticides, GMO crops take away our freedom to grow safe non-GMO foods. For example, canola is in the brassica family, affecting turnips, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.
We have written, petitioned and begged all levels of government to take action and protect us, to no avail. Canada still refuses to label GM foods and no other level of government has acted.
This is why it is crucial to have a Bee SAFE movement now, to show that we want a SAFE agriculture while we can still protect ourselves from this destructive agriculture.