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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...

Hoodwinked by the diabetes industry

Hoodwinked by the diabetes industry

Sep 1, 2016

Drugs to lower blood sugars don’t do much for your health DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • In the last five years in British Columbia, taxpayers – that would be you and I – spent over $100 million on drugs and insulins for type-2 diabetes through our Pharmacare program. In addition, people in BC probably spent another $200 million out of their own...

The tipping point is here on GMOs

GMO BITES General Mills. Post. Hershey’s. Unilever. Pepsi. Those are just some of the top food corporations that have been persuaded since January 2014 by Green America’s GMO Inside campaign and its supporters to remove genetically engineered (GE) ingredients from their products and offer organic options and products without GMOs. “We are now at 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...

Stop marketing junk food to kids

Stop marketing junk food to kids

Sep 1, 2016

by Bruce Mason and Joel Bakan In Canada, as much as 90 percent of the food marketed to children and youth on TV is unhealthy   Food and beverage companies bombard our children with millions of irresistible messages every year, and we’re all living the unhealthy results. It’s time for Canadians to fight back. Tell food and beverage companies our kids are...

Subvert junk food marketing

Subvert junk food marketing

Sep 1, 2016

Eat real food by Dr. Mercola • Food marketing expenditures are quite telling. In 2009, a whopping $1.7 billion was spent on unhealthy food marketing to kids, compared to a mere $280 million spent on healthy food ads. Kids aren’t even safe from predatory marketing at school. In 2009, companies spent $149 million marketing soda and other sugary drinks in...

Quebec’s Bill 74 on a slippery slope to censorship

Quebec’s Bill 74 on a slippery slope to censorship

Sep 1, 2016

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher Province to block gambling sites not approved by government • Internet censorship. Website block lists. Stiff financial penalties for Internet providers who allow their customers to view sites forbidden by the government. This may the stuff of day-to-day life in authoritarian regimes, but it’s certainly not what you’d...

Playing for Change

Playing for Change

Sep 1, 2016

One world, one voice, one day MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason     • Without fail, the Playing For Change website makes me feel good. Most often it gives me goose bumps, but it’s always (in all ways) a joyful, uplifting experience. There’s no better time to feel this yourself than on September 24 when a global community gathers and unites – through...

The growing backlash against medical guidelines

The growing backlash against medical guidelines

Jul 15, 2016

Doctors need to “show more spine” DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • The disease-creation machine continues to creep forward, threatening to consume even more of us healthy people. Consider these recent news items: – Americans, we are told, are facing an epidemic of heart disease. New cholesterol guidelines suggest that virtually the entire...