Interesting thoughts on the GMO/Monsanto/Big Ag issues.
On May 25, 2013, as we marched through the streets of Vancouver protesting Monsanto, we chanted:
“Our food, OUR choice”.
Seems simple, right? We should have the freedom to choose what we put in our bodies. And yet . . .
In Canada and the USA, we do not have the right to know what is in our food. That, apparently, would be too much trouble for the marketers. They might not make as much money. They might actually have to ensure that their products are safe.
Should food be a human right?
You wouldn’t know it from the current state of affairs, but food and health are protected under national and international human rights conventions.
Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides us with the right to freedom of conscience and the right to life, liberty and security. Article 25 (1) of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights…
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