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City of Victoria votes against genetic engineering

City of Victoria votes against genetic engineering

Sep 1, 2016

Gurdeep Stephens instrumental in the victory • A Nature’s Path family member (daughter of co-founders Arran and Ratana), Oak Bay resident and non-GMO world patriot, Gurdeep Stephens, recently addressed the mayor and councillors in Victoria, BC. Gurdeep, along with several other speakers, attended a Victoria Council Session preceding a vote on GEs in the...

What does the “C” in Site C Dam stand for?

What does the “C” in Site C Dam stand for?

Sep 1, 2016

by Joseph Roberts What does Site C stand for? Choose one or more of the following items: 1) Corruption 2) Cronyism 3) Corporatism 4) Christy Clark 5) Complicity 6) Con game 7) Criminality 8) Cost overruns 9) Collapse of economy 10) Corrosion 11) Committing ecocide 12) Climate change Consequences Damage to the environment, displacing productive farm land,...

Dam lie – Site C is a recipe for financial, cultural and ecological disaster

Dam lie – Site C is a recipe for financial, cultural and ecological disaster

Sep 1, 2016

by Joe Foy • There are lies, damn lies, and in BC, there are also dam lies. British Columbians are amazing. Having spent time in the Peace River Valley this summer, I am in awe of the thoughtful, quiet determination I saw in the people undergoing the greatest of calamities: the looming loss of their homes, land, history and future – all to support a...

Docs at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Docs at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Sep 1, 2016

by Robert Alstead • If the events of Cold War documentary Command and Control hadn’t actually happened, you might think it was made up. On September 18, 1980, a PTS (Propellant Transfer System) team working on a nuclear missile in Damascus, Arkansas, accidentally dropped a metal socket in the silo. It punctured the fuel tank and set off a potentially...

Green technology pioneers pave but seldom save

Green technology pioneers pave but seldom save

Sep 1, 2016

by Gary Magwood • Environmentalist, inventor, thinker, visionary, and part-time hustler, Roger Walsh has dabbled in various forms of green technology for over 40 years. Small-scale solar and wind power electrical generation, high efficient lighting ballasts, multi-fuel wood stoves and furnaces, and his own water pumping systems, are only a few of his designs...

Food production in the city is good for people and the climate

Food production in the city is good for people and the climate

Sep 1, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki   •  Humans are fast becoming city dwellers. According to the United Nations, “The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014.” Sixty-six percent of us will likely live in urban environments by 2050. The number of mega-cities (more than 10 million inhabitants) is...

Core beliefs about a plant-based diet

Core beliefs about a plant-based diet

Sep 1, 2016

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina   •  I recently took out – from our wonderful public library system – a set of CDs entitled This I Believe. They are based on a popular NPR (National Public Radio) series that invited people to write a 500-word essay on a core belief that guided their daily life and to then read their essay on the air. (See website at the...

NEWS BITES

MP Don Davies goes to bat for the animals In the fall session of Parliament, Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies will file a petition on behalf of the ADAV (Animal Defense & Anti-Vivisection Society of BC), calling for an end to the two most invasive categories of experimentation, which can include severe pain to unanaesthetized, conscious animals. Please sign...

GMO Bites – US Senate Bill 764

GMO Bites – US Senate Bill 764

Jul 15, 2016

GMO labelling Bill 764 full of loopholes • On July 6, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a bill mandating labelling for genetically engineered (GE) foods, but the legislation has been denounced by critics as inadequate and riddled with loopholes. Senate Bill 764 now moves to the House of Representatives for a debate and vote. If passed in the House and signed by...

South Australia an example for the world

South Australia an example for the world

Jul 15, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • I’ve always had a soft spot for Adelaide in South Australia, a city built more on a human scale where downtown can be easily navigated on bike, foot or tram. For me, Adelaide’s greatest attraction is a huge market right in the city’s centre. When I first visited Adelaide in 1993, I met Mike Rann, a young, charismatic...