"Rock This Town"
Monday January 24th 2000
This morning around 10:00 AM in West Montreal, Allan Rock, Minister of Health received
his just desserts from Agent SíPie of Les Entartistes (The Pie-Oneers) in the form
of a sweet lemon merengue pie. This was another gesture to denounce our governmentís
position on GE foods as they attend the Biosecurity Protocol Conference being held
this week .
We are being force fed GE foods with the consent of the Minister of Health, so we
decided to force-feed him with the finest of pies. Rock could not tell whether the
pie was made with transgenic ingredients, that is precisely the problem with GE Foods.
We never know. But donít worry, the Minister of Health has approved all of this.
Minister Rock seems very concerned about peopleís health in the arena of tobacco
(the first transgenic plant) and is planning a strong labelling regime. However,
Rock allows GE foods to be sold without any long term testing for human health or
environmental safety. Our tax dollars are used to subsidize the genetic engineering
industry, and the public are used as lab rats. Over 200 of Health Canadaís own scientists
said that there were inadequate resources to properly evaluate the safety of GE foods.
Industry and government are promoting ìvoluntary labeling,î and though this option
has been open to companies for years, they have not chosen to label products in North
America. Would tobacco companies put diseased lungs on their packages if it was only
Last year Robert Shapiro (Monsanto CEO), last friday Joyce Groote (President of BIOTECanada
and of the Global Biotechnolgy Industry Coalition), today Allan Rock, tomorrow who
knows? We hope that all of the delegates enjoy the week as they decide our fate behind
Pie is the Limit!
Que Qui Peut Puisse!