British Columbia and Costa Rica ban GMOS completely.

gmo freeThe global Anti-Monsanto movement has steamrolled ahead and Costa Rica and British Columbia are the latest to ban genetically modified organisms (GMOS) in their entirety.

In Costa Rica, 26 municipalities including San Jose have adopted the ban. The new measures prohibits the sale, consumption and growth of genetically modified within the municipality. The ban was introduced by Citizen Action Party leader Daguer Hernández who expressed his hope that other municipalities will pass similar motions.

“These motions show at the Municipal Council level that everyone agrees this should be the national position,” Hernández told members of the press.

“This motion declares us free of the consumption and growth of GMOs and shows our support for other cantons who have passed the measure.”

In Canada, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) at their annual general meeting in Vancouver initiated and passed a resolution “that UBCM ask the British Columbia government to legislate the prohibition of importing, exporting and and containing genetically engineered DNA, and raising GE animals within BC, and to declare, through legislation, that BC is a GE Free area in respect to all plant and animal species.”

British Columbia (BC) is one of the leading regions in the war against genetically modified organisms with 14 municipalities in BC GE Free Zones. The GE free municipalities include the following:

Powell River (2004)
Salt Spring Island (2004)
Denman Island (2004)
Nelson (Nov 3, 2008)
Kaslo (Jan 13, 2009)
New Denver (Sept 8, 2009)
Rossland (May 11, 2009)
Richmond (May 29, 2012)
Saanich (Nov 2012)
Metchosin (Nov 2012)
Cherryville (March 8, 2013)
Telkwa (March 11, 2013)
City of North Vancouver (June 10, 2013)
Grand Forks (August 19, 2013)


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