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The Harper government of Canada gave the Norwegian salmon feedlot industry the green light to expand in BC. Days later on January 28, 2014, the biggest Norwegian company using British Columbia to grow “salmon” was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. They are talking big expansion, looking for US investors. Each fish farm is now issued a federal licence, giving the companies the power to use fish infected with salmon viruses in their farms. I am in court fighting this. This is a death sentence to the wild salmon of British Columbia.

Each salmon farm also needs a provincial licence – a rental agreement for the seafloor below the floating farm. I need your help to send a clear message to the Premier of British Columbia: do not rent the seafloor to the salmon farming industry. See my blog for details http://alexandramorton.typepad.com Please share the petition “Restore wild salmon, Ban salmon feedlots in BC” (at www.change.org) with your friends and family for the wild salmon. Thank you.

From Alexandra Morton, Change.org

 

Stop GM fish – Support the legal fund

Read this new article from CBAN about the upcoming court case against the GM salmon http://commonground.ca/2014/02/gm-salmon-go-to-court/

You can donate to the legal fund here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canada-s-genetically-modified-salmon-goes-on-trial

From cban.ca

 

Consumer information – watch and share the video

A new hilarious and informative five-minute video exposes “Natural” labelling on food. “Only Organic means No Genetically Modified Organisms, No toxic pesticides, No growth hormones or antibiotics.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=AftZshnP8fs

From cban.ca

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