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GE-Free Zones

Join Deconstructing Dinner and the G.E. Free Kootenays campaign in a series that will explore what it takes for a community to bring local politicians on board and create a region free of genetically-engineered plants and trees.

The series will feature:

  • Saskatchewan Farmer Percy Schmeiser and his wife Louise
  • Recordings from the meetings of G.E.-Free Kootenays
  • Interviews with food security advocates and politicans
  • Audio from actual presentations to municipal councils

Past Broadcasts

2008
November 6 - "GE-Free Zones IV: The City of Nelson goes GE-Free"
Gord McAdams, Kim Charlesworth

October 30 - "GE-Free Zones III: Campaign Launch continued / GE-Free Resolution"
Percy & Louise Schmeiser, Andy Morel, Kim Charlesworth

October 23 - "GE-Free Zones II: Campaign Launch with Percy Schmeiser"
Percy Schmeiser, Corky Evans

January 17 - "GE-Free Zones I: A Community Response to Genetically-Engineered Foods"
Tom Rudge, Jessica Stevenson, Gord McAdams, Angela Reid

GE-Free Zones Introduction
January 10 - "The Colonization of the Canadian Farmer: Canadian Media and Creating GE-Free Zones"
Alex Atamanenko and others

2006
Related Broadcast
April 20, 2006 - "GE-Free Canada"
Percy Schmeiser, Arran Stephens, Colin Palmer


CropLife Canada Watches G.E. Free Kootenays
Referred to on part III of the series

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Nelson Daily News. Nelson, B.C.: Jul 21, 2008. p. 1 Click image to enlarge

Nelson Daily News. Nelson, B.C.: Aug 5, 2008. p. 6 Click image to enlarge

Defending Biotechnology

Nelson Daily News. Nelson, B.C..: Aug 8, 2008. p. 7 Click image to enlarge


GE-Free Zones

Canadian G.E. Free Zones to date:

  1. Powell River, BC - 2004
  2. Salt Spring Island, BC - 2004
  3. Denman Island, BC - 2004
  4. Nelson, BC - 2008
  5. Kaslo, BC - 2009
  6. Rossland, BC - 2009
  7. New Denver, BC - 2009
  8. Richmond, BC - 2012
  9. Saanich, BC - 2012
  10. Metchosin, BC - 2012
  11. Telkwa, BC - 2013


Links Resources Media


Recent Events
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Media About GE-Free Kootenays
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The Weekender - 09/11/09


Express Newspaper - 11/12/08


Nelson Star - 11/06/08


Nelson Daily News - 11/03/08


Nelson Star - 10/23/08


Nelson Star - 08/14/08


The Weekender - 07/18/08


Nelson Daily News - 07/10/08


Express Newspaper - 07/09/08

Other Media...

Castlegar News - 10/21/08
Castlegar News - 07/15/08
Arrow Lakes News - 07/08/08
Nelson Daily News - 11/27/07


Photos
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GE-Free Kootenays and the Schmeisers, 07/10/08

From Left to Right: Gisele Chouinard, Sandi McCreight, Nigel Tunnicliffe, Percy and Louise Schmeiser, Howie Ross, Andre Piver, Gerry Ring, Marvin Work, Jon Steinman


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