Richmond BC plans to go GMO free

Richmond BC is in the process of drafting legislation that would make the municipality free from genetically modified organisms. Richmond has a large agricultural sector and local farmers, food activists and now councillors are worried about the impact of GMO’s on local farms: the contamination of non GMO crops, excessive use of weed controls and the growing number of allergies associated with GMO foods. Other BC municipalities such as Powell River, Saltspring Island, Kaslo, Rossland and Nelson have already passed anti-GMO legislation. Read more in the Vancouver Sun. 

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