Bill C-18 : A Threat to Canadian Food Sovereignty

Food Secure Canada has sent a letter to the federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, expressing strong concern about the orientation of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act. If passed, this Bill would result in changes across many other Acts, some of which would further undermine Canada's food sovereignty, the resiliency of our farming sector, and our crop biodiversity. 

Read our news release and the letter we sent to Minister Ritz.

We welcome other organizations to join us by endorsing this letter. Or please draw on our letter to write your own!

For more information on Bill C-18, please read the many resources produced by the National Farmers Union.

For more information on why seeds are so important, visit the Seed Map, a project of USC Canada and the ETC Group.


Media coverage:

CBC Radio : Why Vandana Shiva is urging Canadian farmers to take a stand

Ici Radio-Canada : Des agriculteurs craignent le brevetage des grains de leurs récoltes

CBC News: Farmers divided over plant breeders' rights proposals

Les Verts préoccupés par le projet de loi C-18 : Change to Agriculture Growth Act Bill C-18

The post.on : Seed saving may be threatened under new federal rules

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