In light of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s standards, which most often do not require the labelling of Genetically Modified Foods, Courtenay Council is considering a preferential statement for products that are labelled Non GMO. What do you think?
Below are videos of our discussion at City Council:
GMO Labels - Eriksson
GMO Labels - Jangula
GMO Labels - Hillian #1
GMO Labels - Hillian #2
GMO Labels -Theos
GMO Labels – Frisch
I would like to correct the Mayor – Mr. Wager is not a doctor, he is a food researcher and Lab demonstrator at VIU.
I fully support the non-GMO policy and would like to see Courtenay support it. All ingredients are listed, the research is readily available and we have local residents with vast knowledge on the subject. Stating it would be difficult to maintain the policy is not true. Having council agree on the subject may be the difficult part.
Any thought on changing it to an 80% GMO free policy then instead of 100%?
I am not sure I understand exactly what council is asking for. Can you please tell me in laymens terms what is it exactly they the folks that are pro non-gmo are asking for. What exactly is the policy?
Thanks for asking. The purpose of the report requested is to establish options, as well as benefits and risks, of changing our procurement policy to include a preference for GMO free products. The report will also look at social benefits as a criteria for purchasing.