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August 11, 2021

CBAN has sent a briefing to all Members of Parliament summarizing our concerns with the proposals to exempt many new genetically engineered foods and seeds from regulation.

Please send our briefing to your own Member of Parliament. Emailing as a constituent is an effective way to bring your MP’s attention to this important issue, especially because a federal election could be around the corner.

Three easy steps to send our briefing to your MP:

  1. Find your MP’s email address using your postal code at www.ourcommons.ca/Members/en
  2. Download the briefing file from www.cban.ca/NoExemptions/MPbrief  — This briefing is also available in French at www.rcab.ca/pasdexemptions/
  3. Send your MP a short personalized email. Here is some suggested text: As your constituent, I am writing to ask you to take action to ensure government safety assessments for all genetically engineered foods and plants. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are proposing to exempt many new genetically engineered foods and plants from regulation, and allow them onto the market with no government safety oversight. This is unacceptable to me. I want independent science and transparency. I have attached a briefing from the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network about this issue. Please read this briefing and take action to ensure government oversight of food safety.

For more information and background return to www.cban.ca/NoExemptions

For support contact coordinator@cban.ca