Will I need to put a bubble around my backyard organic garden to keep out GM seeds from blowing my way?
I live in the far north of Canada… the real, snowy, wintry northern lights north. We have a few hardy farmers here who fight for every carrot, potato and head of cabbage they pull from the earth. Permafrost, harsh winters and shallow soil are only softened by summer days when the sun shines almost around the clock.
These farmers know what works here. They have learned what magic can be wrought with seeds, soil, compost, sun and loving care, and they want to protect what they’ve worked for. As an Agricultural organization they are working to ensure the Yukon remains GMO free, and have begun lobbying our government to enact legislation. Our territorial government however, refuses to consider a ban, saying it’s not their place and that it’s up to individual farmers to decide.
Why? Why on earth would the government of this small territory refuse such a committed, dedicated group…
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