GM, not Bill C-474, a risk to industry – Opinion

Lucy Sharratt, co-ordinator for the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, provides another view on GM bill proposal. Bill C-474 is not, as Rick White of the Canadian Canola Growers Association argued in this space March 18, a “significant threat to the future competitiveness of our industry.” The issue here is not the future of canola but […] Read more

Stacked traits lack assessment – Opinion

Sharratt is the co-ordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network based in Ottawa. Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are calling their new SmartStax corn a “game-changing” technology. How so? Is it the increased prices they will eventually charge for a corn with eight genetically engineered traits? Is it the 75 percent reduction in refuge area that […] Read more