Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)


Mission Statement

To promote food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world by facilitating, informing and organizing civil society action, researching, and providing information to government for policy development.


The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) brings together 16 groups to research, monitor and raise awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. CBAN members include farmer associations, environmental and social justice organizations, and regional coalitions of grassroots groups. CBAN is a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform, a registered Canadian charity.

Program Details

CBAN monitors the development and commercialization of genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) crops and animals for use in food and farming. We research to provide accurate, up-to-date information for Canadians. We also facilitate collaborative campaigning at the local, regional, national and international levels to address concerns such as environmental risks and social impacts. We provide tools to enable individual Canadians to take strategic and effective action. Current projects include challenging the release of GM salmon in Canada, pressing for mandatory labelling of GM foods, and promoting awareness about positive food choices that can make a difference.
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PO Box 25182, Clayton Park
Halifax, NS B3M 4H4
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