TRU AGSC Poster Session

The Agricultural Sciences class at TRU is holding a poster session this coming Monday, April 8 from 2:30 to 4:20 pm in room S337 (Science building at TRU Kamloops Campus). This year the students have worked in partnership with the City of Kamloops to develop posters related to Kamloops Agriculture Area Plan. Drop by anytime between 2:30 and 4:20 pm to learn more about the plan and some of the priority issues that have been identified. See the attached poster for more details.

Also Action Alert from Sarah Harder:

Picnic Rally To Stop GM Alfalfa on Tuesday April 9th, 2013

Genetically modified (GM)) alfalfa may be grown in Canada as early as this spring. Commonly harvested as hay, Alfalfa is a high-protein feed for animals like dairy cows, beef cattle, lambs, poultry and pigs. It is also used to build nutrients in the soil, and naturally suppress weeds and is thus very important for organic farming. It is a perennial plant that is pollinated by many kinds of bees so GM Alfalfa will inevitably cross-pollinate with non-GM and organic alfalfa, contaminating farms and threatening organic certification and the livelihoods of family farmers across Canada.
Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa could be registered for use this April. GM Roundup Ready alfalfa varieties have just been cleared for the last step before they hit the market – all they need now is a final rubber-stamp by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

A rally here in Kamloops will be held this Tuesday, April 9th, 12 noon to 1 p.m., in front of MP Cathy McLeod’s office, 979 Victoria Street. Concerned citizens stand with farmers across Canada (there will be simultaneous rallies in cities across Canada) and show our support to stop the release of GM Alfalfa in Eastern Canada. This rally is supported by the Shuswap Thompson Organic Producers Association (STOPA). Also bring a picnic lunch with food items that are related to alfalfa (meat, dairy, honey, sprouts…) There will be hay bales to sit on!!!

See for more information: CBAN (Canadian Biotechnology Action Network)