It’s become clear to many scientists that the standard arguments for genetically modified food are not working.  |  File photo

Film takes scientific approach to GM food

Food Evolution has been described as being ‘very good at looking at all sides of debate’ over genetic modification

When it comes to genetically modified foods, it’s not easy to change minds. In fact, it might be easier to convince a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan to cheer for the Toronto Argonauts. Nonetheless, proponents of GM food are hopeful that a movie will succeed where science and evidence have failed. The movie is called Food Evolution […] Read more

Gillam, who was an agricultural reporter for Reuters in Kansas City from 1998 to 2015, says she is just doing her job as an independent, investigative journalist: gathering data, talking to smart people and trying to share the best possible information about pesticides and public safety. | Supplied photo

Who is Carey Gillam?

To people who are skeptical about pesticides and leery of global agri-companies, Carey Gillam is a truth-telling hero. To Monsanto and supporters of modern agriculture, Gillam is a campaigner, a spreader of misinformation and an irrational activist. Gillam, who was an agricultural reporter for Reuters in Kansas City from 1998 to 2015, sees it differently. […] Read more

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Cargill’s GMO segregation plan angers producers

The tweet seemed innocent enough. Cargill was announcing its intention to expand its existing relationship with a verification body to certify that certain food ingredients it uses are not genetically modified. “We work closely with the #NonGMO Project & hope to have even more Cargill ingredients verified in the near future,” said the company. That […] Read more

Bothwell Cheese has announced plans to seek non-GMO certification for a new line of cheese in 2017. | Screencap via

Manitoba cheese company to tap into GMO-free market

For consumers who want it, cheese produced from the milk of cows fed non-genetically-modified feed will soon be available at grocery stores in Canada. On Tuesday, Bothwell Cheese announced plans to produce and sell this new cheese in 2017. The company, based in the southeastern Manitoba town of New Bothwell, said it would soon launch […] Read more

Cows that supply Dannon’s milk for the three flagship brands will be fed non-GM feed starting in 2017, which will require the conversion of 80,000 acres of farmland to non-GM crops.
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Dannon switches to non-GM

A food manufacturer’s pledge to make yogurt with non-genetically modified ingredients has raised the ire of U.S. farm groups and the eyebrows of a Canadian grain industry executive. Dannon is transforming its Danimals, Oikos and Dannon brands of yogurt to contain no GM ingredients. Those three brands account for half of the company’s sales. Cows […] Read more

A study found that 78 percent of respondents believe GM food should be labelled as such, but just 45 percent look at labels when buying groceries.  |  Getty photo

Consumer attitudes about GM food don’t match their spending habits

A study earlier this year for Health Canada has found that consumer perception of genetically modified food is still not positive. Even though GM food has been on the market for decades, 61 percent of survey respondents and focus group participants said the words “genetic modification” are negative and only 26 percent said they would […] Read more