The new executive of the Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari (ICAR) is very concerned about the ‘infiltration’ of Genetically Modified Foods into Saint Lucia, President Aaron ‘Ras Iron’ Alexander has told reporters.
“We believe the time has come for probably the Bureau of Standards or even the consumer protection agency, Ministry of Commerce and by extension the government to look into putting legislation in place to identify foods which are GMO,” Alexander told a news conference Wednesday.
He asserted that people would then know what they are buying off the shelves.
“This is a concern for Rastafarians because we always encourage people to eat healthy,” he explained.
The ICAR President also disclosed that cannabis issue will be a top priority for the organisation’s new executive,
“This is an issue that the council will definitely get on top of and work closely with the Cannabis Movement of Saint Lucia; with the Chairman – Andre DeCaires. We will be working very closely with him on this issue,” Alexander told reporters at a news conference Wednesday.
He explained that there is a thrust now towards establishing a herbal cooperative, an initiative in which ICAR wil get involved.
In addition he mentioned that the issues of reparations and repatriation will also be pursued.