I was saddened to learn yesterday that Bill C-517, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods) was not passed in Canadian government.
This is especially saddening because 88% of the Canadian population (Reference Here) want to have generic modification labelling on their food yet the bill was defeated 156-101. With a government that is supposed to represent the people and 88% of the people agreeing (and rarely does the population of a country so unanimously agree on something), one would think that that such a bill would be passed.
Canadians want to have the choice to eat genetically modified foods or not. I personally do not want to be a part of the huge human experiment of genetically modified foods (as we don’t know what kind of long term effects they will have). Its too bad that (primarily) the Conservative Party has decided that it thinks it knows better (which from the astonishing displays of ignorance displayed in the house of commons is clearly FAR from reality) and decided that Canadians do not actually need such a choice.
If you would like to see how your Member of Parlaiment voted click here and search for the term “C-517” on the page. Just below is a complete list members votes is listed