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Liberal Motion for a Moratorium on GM Alfalfa

Motion for a Moratorium, March 2, 2011 – From Wayne Easter, Liberal Agriculture Critic: That the Standing Committee on Agriculture & Agri-food recommend that the government place a moratorium on any approval of Roundup Ready Alfalfa until the Government completes public research : (a) into Canada’s ability to ensure the genetic integrity, production and preservation of a diversity of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), non-GMO and organic alfalfa production; (b) the ability of Canada’s handling and transportation system to ensure segregation of forage seeds and detection of genetic co-mingling in alfalfa seeds and hay; (c) the development of industry-led, third party audit and verification systems; (d) that these findings be reported back to the Committee; and (e) that this motion be reported to the House.