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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...

Tips on eating less industrialized meat

Tips on eating less industrialized meat

Jun 2, 2016

READ IT by Bruce Mason   • Last month Common Ground interviewed Sonia Faruqi about her phenomenally influential book, Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey Into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food. The article is posted on our website along with a promise of a follow-up with advice for consumers who want to eliminate or cut down...

Health Canada approves first GM fish for human consumption

Health Canada approves first GM fish for human consumption

Jun 2, 2016

The in-store product will not be labelled The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and the Quebec network Vigilance OGM are expressing concerns over Health Canada’s approval – announced on May 19 – of the world’s first genetically modified (GM) food animal, a GM Atlantic salmon, for human...

Naturally healthy getaways

Naturally healthy getaways

Jun 2, 2016

by Common Ground’s publisher, Joseph Roberts   • The weather is warming and this means one thing: Cottage season is upon us. Getting away for the weekend is a great way to unwind from a full workweek, but many Canadians may find it challenging to balance a healthy lifestyle with an indulging cottage getaway. What you choose to pack for the weekend can...

Gardening – Plant ’n’ rake without the ache

Gardening – Plant ’n’ rake without the ache

Jun 2, 2016

Gardening is a great way to stay active, grow food, and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how. Warm up Before you begin any physical activity, warming up is a key factor in preventing injury. Take a walk, even on the spot. Ten to 15 minutes should do it. Don’t forget to lift your knees and...

Jane Goodall: Mind and heart working together

Jane Goodall: Mind and heart working together

May 7, 2016

a conversation with Jane Goodall by Joseph Roberts •Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the...

Where is the justice for Stephan family?

Where is the justice for Stephan family?

May 7, 2016

There’s something happening here by Ian Stewart • In 1966 the band Buffalo Springfield wrote a great protest song in response to some repressive laws of their day. “There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear There’s a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware” Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It...

Read It: Project Animal Farm

Read It: Project Animal Farm

May 7, 2016

ReadIt! by Bruce Mason • Unlike many issues related to modern life, in terms of our food, the future is fundamentally in our hands. Deciding to put our money where our mouths are constitutes an important factor in personal and planetary survival. And more and more people are aware of an incessant, essential wake-up call. One of most important voices emerging...

News Bites – cruelty free cosmetics and glyphosate for breakfast

News Bites – cruelty free cosmetics and glyphosate for breakfast

May 7, 2016

NEWS BITES Help outlaw cosmetic animal testing and trade • At the beginning of the year, the #BeCrueltyFree Canada team introduced the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Help this bill become law and sign the petition at www.hsi.org Select Canada as your country and then type Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act Petition in the search bar. This bill would make it illegal to...