Genetically­ Engineered (G.E.) Free Zones

norwaybcheaderJoin Deconstructing Dinner and the G.E. Free Kootenays campaign in a series that explores what it takes for a community to bring local politicians on board to create a region free of genetically-engineered plants and trees. The series features Saskatchewan Farmer Percy Schmeiser; Recordings from the meetings of G.E.-Free Kootenays; Interviews with food security advocates and politicians, and; Audio from presentations to municipal councils.

Kootenay Harvest Revival I (The Local Grain Revolution IV) / GE-Free Zones IV”

Since March 2008, The Local Grain Revolution series has been following the evolution of Canada’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project for grain. A total of 180 members and one business from the communities of Nelson and Creston, British Columbia, are blazing a trail towards a local grain economy. Kootenay Harvest Revival I On this…

GE-Free Zones III: Campaign Launch continued / GE-Free Resolution

On this episode, we continue where part II of the Genetically-Engineered (GE) Free Zones series left off with Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser, speaking in Castlegar, B.C. on July 10, 2008. Percy helped launch the GE-Free Kootenays campaign. Also at the event was GE-Free Kootenays’ Andy Morel who described the steps that the campaign would take in the…

GE Free Zones: A Community Response to Genetically Engineered Food

The patenting of our food supply through biotechnology could be suggested as one of the greatest systems of control ever devised. As the executive branches of North American governments alongside corporate interests push forward the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), it must be noted that reference to ‘biotechnology’ is littered throughout SPP literature. While Canada’s…

The Colonization of the Canadian Farmer II: Canadian Media and Creating GE Free Zones

This broadcast explores the english print media coverage in Canada throughout 2007 on the controversies surrounding genetically engineered foods. Why has Canada become such a willing host to GE foods whereas throughout most of the world, bans, moratoriums and watchful eyes keep genetically modified organisms off grocery store shelves? Host Jon Steinman looks to provide…