Biotechnology opposition off base

Innovation is key to keeping Canada’s agricultural sector strong. Science-based regulatory systems ensure that such innovations are safe for human health and the environment. Innovations derived through modern plant breeding help farmers, are good for the environment and deliver tangible benefits to consumers by way of lower food costs. Agricultural innovation, including plant biotechnology, has […] Read more

GM alfalfa opponents say spread inevitable

Report outlines factors that would encourage spread | Seed trade association is developing coexistence strategies

A report released last week by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network states its position in the title: The Inevitability of Contamination from GM Alfalfa Release in Ontario. Roundup Ready alfalfa has been approved for release in Canada, and U.S. based Forage Genetics International has the commercialization rights. It has applied for Canadian registration, and that […] Read more

Eat GM sweet corn? I’d rather eat bugs

A damning new peer-reviewed study, “Long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize,” is calling into question not only the safety of genetically modified food but the stringency of government regulations and assessments. For the first time, a long-term and comprehensive study — two years, 200 rats and 100 plus parameters […] Read more