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Sowing seeds of doubt

(Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- The Council of Canadians, the National Farmersí Union Canada, the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate , and the Parkland Institute embarked on a campaign today in Winnipeg, Manitoba to sow seeds of doubt about genetically modified wheat.

Today's press conference and forum was the first of 11 at which representatives of the groups and the U.S. Farmer to Farmer Campaign on Genetic Engineering will warn the public about what they regard as the dangers of allowing Monsanto to commercialize the wheat it genetically engineered to resist the glyphosate herbicide.

Their "Planting Seeds of Doubt" tour will focus on genetic contamination of traditional crops, the loss of biodiversity, the inability to save seeds for replanting, the potential market loss for wheat farmers, and the rural-urban resistance against wheat resistant to Roundup, Monsanto's trade name for glyphosate.


  • February 26 - Winnipeg, MB - 7 pm at Theatre 100, St. Paul's College, 70 Dysart St, U. of Manitoba
  • March 1 - Melville, SK - 2:30 pm at Elks Hall (Corner of Main Street and 2nd Ave.)
  • March 3 - Humboldt, SK - 7 pm at Humboldt Uniplex, Highway 5
  • March 4 - Saskatoon, SK - 7 pm at St. Joseph Parish Hall, Broadway and 8th Street
  • March 5 - Rosetown, SK - 7 pm at Legion Hall, 112 A, 1st Ave East
  • March 6 - Swift Current, SK - 7 pm at Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre, Airport Road
  • March 7 - Medicine Hat, AB - 7:30 pm at Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, 1302 Bomford Cres. SW
  • March 8 - Red Deer/Rimbey, AB - 7:30 pm at Stewart Room, Red Deer and District Museum, 4525-47a Ave
  • March 10 - Camrose, AB - 7:30 pm at Augustana University College, Room C167, 4901-46 Ave
  • March 11 - Edmonton, AB - 7:30 pm at Engineering Complex, Shell Room, U. of Alberta, 91 Ave & 116 St.
  • March 12 - Grand Prairie, AB - 7:30 pm at Grande Prairie Regional College, Room D208, 10726 106 Ave.