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TRANSGENIC SALMON IS FRAUGHT WITH UNCERTAINTIES AND IRREVERSIBLE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 20 October 2013 21:54

By Joan Russow PhD Global Compliance Research Project

It is reported that the FDA is poised to approve Genetically engineered Aquabounty Salmon for human consumption ;.  If approved, it would be the first-ever GE animal permitted for human consumption in the U.S.  On April 26 2013 the 120-day comment period  ended with  1.8 million submissions opposing the approval of Aquabounty salmon.

Once approved, will it be exported everywhere? Unless there is a global ban on genetically engineered food and crops,  global citizens will have to be constantly vigilant  and have to oppose over and over again each new product introduced by this rogue technology. Please sign  global petition http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/the-un-general-assembly-institute-a-global-ban-on-genetically-engineered-food-and-crops

 

UPDATE; Until recently, Canada had permission to produce trangenic eggs for research purposes without testing for harm to human health and the environment; Now it has been approved; How easily it slips from research to approval  Canada has been grossly /criminally negligent.

 

Everyone is criminally negligent who (a) in doing anything, or (b) in omitting to do anything that it is his duty to do, shows wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons” (where ‘duty’ means a duty imposed by law). (Section 216, Canadian Criminal Code)

 

Salmon.Sized

The DNA of the top fish has been genetically engineered to produce growth hormones all the time for its entire life. People who eat this fish will be eating this DNA, along with the growth hormones. (photo from Cornucopia)

 

Aqua Bounty’s Atlantic salmon contain a growth gene implanted from another variety of salmon that is activated by DNA from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 13:50
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Canada accused of ignoring NAFTA obligations by environmental law association PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:58
 
 

Canada has so weakened its environmental laws that it is “in violation” of its obligations under the North American free-trade agreement, the West Coast Environmental Law association says.

In an open letter released Wednesday, the non-profit legal foundation asks the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to take a hard look at Canada’s actions, saying the government has exposed the environment to undue risk to give Canadian industry an edge over the U.S. and Mexico.

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Quebec professor calls for inquiry into transportation of hazardous materials PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 11 August 2013 17:14

By Christopher Curtis, The Gazette

 

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Quebec+professor+calls+inquiry+into+transportation+hazardous+materials/8770596/story.html#ixzz2bWpA4KGC

August 9, 2013

 

Quebec professor calls for inquiry into transportation of hazardous materials
 

While hundreds of trains carrying hazardous materials pass through urban centres every day, there’s no legislation that forces them to alert those municipalities, points out Jean-Paul Lacoursière, who teaches chemical engineering at Université de Sherbrooke.

Photograph by: Peter McCabe , The Gazette

MONTREAL — There’s more crude oil travelling on Canada’s railroads now than ever before.

In fact, there will be 26 times more crude shipped by rail this year than there was in 2009, according to the Railway Association of Canada. It’s something that went largely unnoticed among the general public before a freight train derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic last month, killing 47 people

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Quebec professor calls for inquiry into transportation of hazardous materials PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 11 August 2013 17:09

By Christopher Curtis,

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Quebec+professor+calls+inquiry+into+transportation+hazardous+materials/8770596/story.html#ixzz2bWpA4KGC

The Gazette August 9, 2013

 
Quebec professor calls for inquiry into transportation of hazardous materials
 

While hundreds of trains carrying hazardous materials pass through urban centres every day, there’s no legislation that forces them to alert those municipalities, points out Jean-Paul Lacoursière, who teaches chemical engineering at Université de Sherbrooke.

Photograph by: Peter McCabe , The Gazette

MONTREAL — There’s more crude oil travelling on Canada’s railroads now than ever before.

In fact, there will be 26 times more crude shipped by rail this year than there was in 2009, according to the Railway Association of Canada. It’s something that went largely unnoticed among the general public before a freight train derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic last month, killing 47 people.

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Alberta Tar Sands Demonstrate a Legacy of Negligence and Deceit, New Study Says PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 05 August 2013 13:47
 Adam Kingsmith http://www.desmog.ca/2013/07/24/alberta-tar-sands-demonstrate-legacy-negligence-and-deceit-new-study-says
 
 
Wed, 2013-07-24 11:19
 
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The results of so-called "regulations" in action. Image Credit: howlmontreal/Flickr
 

It’s no secret that the province of Alberta, the government Canada, and the titans of the fossil fuel industry pride themselves on robust regulatory and oversight structures when it comes to the extraction of natural resources.

"Environmental protection is a priority for our government and Canada is a global environmental leader," said Canada’s Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver. "This is why Canada's oil sands are subject to some of the most stringent environmental regulations and monitoring in the world."
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