News

Richmond council to hear from Monsanto on GE food ban

Representatives from CropLife Canada are expected to appear at Richmond council tonight, hoping to convince councillors not to proceed with their decision to ban genetically modified plants in Richmond.

CropLife Canada is a trade association that represents pesticide and plant biotechnology manufacturers, developers and distributors, including Monsanto.

Local residents who support council's resolution are turning out to voice their opinion at tonight's meeting, which starts at 8 p.m. at Richmond City Hall.

Last week, city council endorsed a resolution Tuesday opposing the cultivation of genetically engineered plants and trees in Richmond. The resolution states that apart from three existing dairy farms growing genetically modified corn, no further such crops are welcome.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
New autism centre to open in 2016
Steveston Lifeboat pulled from the Fraser River
 
Surrey boy, 3, struck and abandoned
 
Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17
Port Edward to receive $150 million from agreement
 
Pirates set to invade Nanaimo
 
Polak pitches B.C. climate strategy in Peru

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.