No decision on modified plants

Lumby will take some time before deciding whether use of genetically engineered organisms should be discouraged.

On Monday, council received a staff report on whether the community should become a genetically modified-free zone. Instead, it will await the outcome of a committee being established in the surrounding electoral area to look at the issue further.

“We are going to wait on that decision so the discussion is regional in focus,” said Coun. Janet Green.

The Sustainable Environment Network Society has asked Lumby to become a genetically engineered-free zone, but Green says the village is in a different situation than other local communities.

“In Lumby itself, we don’t have any acreages where people would be using the stuff,” she said referring to the residential nature of the village.

However, because there are concerns about the potential implications from genetically engineered organisms, Green says council and the public should be better informed.

“We need to know when there are genetically modified products in the community,” she said.

“We do have a right to know this as citizens.”


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hollywood eyes return to Enderby
Bond lays out blueprint for jobs
New resort has gone to the dogs
B.C. teachers endorse six-year deal, 86 per cent in favour (with VIDEO)
Trains will roll, whenever
Invasive plant removal near Skookumchuck
Vees hold off Bulldogs in close win
A change is in the… complex
Robson shows off rock climbing amenities

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.