C. Our island has only 3-5 days of food to sustain this small population. Should we not think then to make our agriculture more sustainable and viable for the long term.?? we used to produce 80% of our own food.
Enclosed is a short letter, very concise and simple, explaining the latest science on the danger of growing food using this current monoculture method. Using Round-Up ready and related chemicals is killing our soil, the fugus,bacteria and insects , and bees which we need to make plants grow and thrive, not to mention the harm it causes to our bodies. ( ref: Dr. THierry Vrain’s letter to Rona Ambrose Oct 24th,14)
I hope you will consider to share my vision how Comox Valley can be a hub of healthy food production again. Thank you.
Replies: Received within 48 hrs. either by phone or mail.(Nov 10,11).
We want to thank those who took the time to reply as this is the last few days of the race.
Full support: Barbara Price ( instrumental in passing of GE Free Vancouver Island motion at UBCM)
Hugh McKinnon ( instrurmental in passing of GE Free Vanc. Is motion at UBCM 2013)
Open to idea: Don Davis ( GMOs are crazy)
Unknown: Marg Grant (” not appropriate for Candidate to express an opinion” )
Full support: Doug Hillian ( instrumental in passing GE Free Vanc Island motion 2013)
David Frisch, with a vision for local growers
George Knox, knowledge of dead soil in California.
Rebecca Lennox, supports procurement policy
Dan Doerkson.( his campaign slogan: Common sense ,hard working)
Open to idea: Terry Chaney wants more info
Jon Ambler likes more scientific info.
Full Support: Gwyn Sproule (Voted for Vanc Island GE Free at UBCM 2013)
Colin Failler (” devising a local plan to ensure sustainability in the Comox Valley”.)
Full supports : Wayne Anderson:( abhorrent to learn that Health Canada does no independent testing of foods to determine the health effects of how they are produced. To demand greater disclosure and research.)
Full Support: James Derry strong support for local producers.