90% of Canadians Support Bill C-257 Requiring Mandatory Labeling of GMO Foods in Canada

Want to know what you're eating? Most folks do. That's why 90% of Canadians support mandatory labeling of GMO food in Canada and they have since first polled about it in 2003. Yet sucessive Liberal and Conservative governments would only endorse 'voluntary' GMO labelling [exactly zero companies have volunteered]. The NDP has consistently supported mandatory labelling but the various Liberal and Conservative members have, each time they couldn't squirm out of voting, always sided with their benefactors - the big corporations

There is currently a private member's bill C-257 introduced by NDP to require mandatory GMO labelling that's had its first reading in Parliament. Perhaps what your local MP needs is a good kick in the pants, but as they're usually outta boot range, a good alternative is to join thousands of others and sign the petition at Avaaz to label GMO food in Canada.

Canada and the United States are the only industrialized countries that do not have mandatory labelling regulations of some sort. On top of that, 70% of the food sold in Canada's grocery stores contain Genetically Modified ingredients? Maybe Canada's well paid for politicians, like Gerry Ritz, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, email: gerry.ritz@parl.gc.ca, will listen to our heartfelt complaints. Maybe

Meanwhile other folks have developed some excellent resources to help us escape genetic engineering at the grocery store beyond the two surefire ways: Don't buy processed foods, Buy certified organic. The best place IMO, especially for Canadians, is the Greenpeace Canada Guide, it features good/widely available choices in every category, it's a [pdf] so it's down-loadable to your 'device'

The next best is for devices, its an app or browsing through the grocery store and looking up information on brands and recommendations for foods while shopping. If you have an Android or iPhone, check out these free options:
True Food Shoppers Guide (available for Android or iPhone)
Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide (available for iPhone)
ShopNoGMO (available for iPhone)

Last but not least is the code used on all fresh fruits and veggies at the supermarket.