Open letter to MP Ryan Leef:
As a Yukon constituent and Canadian citizen, I am asking you to represent the people of the Yukon and all of Canada by standing for us in Parliament and demanding the labeling of foods containing or consisting of genetically modified organisms.
The fact that our government is siding with the producers of GMOs instead of the people that they are supposed to represent is shameful and an obvious capitulation to the corporations that are pushing this on an unwilling public. The fact that nobody in government is supporting the people’s right to choose what they put into their and their children’s bodies is a gross violation of our basic rights.
The testing of these GMOs by those other than Monsanto has revealed major health and ecological dangers from these untested and unproven organisms. There are scientists from Health Canada that are also critical of GMOs. I am not asking that these products be banned (yet), I am just voicing the wishes of a vast majority of the population that want to have the basic freedom of choice as to what we consume.
If you wish to lay any claim to the title of “Honorable,” you will do the right thing by the people of this country and stand for us instead of the corporations that seem to be dictating the policies of this country. Restore our choice!