The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that Monsanto's Roundup Ready trait has been discovered in wheat growing along an access road leading to an oil rig in a field in southern Alberta. | Screencap via www.inspection.gc.ca

GM wheat appearance in Alberta remains a mystery

GM wheat has arrived in Canada, but unfortunately it was in the form of an unapproved trait found in an unknown variety of the crop. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that Monsanto’s Roundup Ready trait has been discovered in wheat growing along an access road leading to an oil rig in a field […] Read more

Players in the Canadian farm industry are calling for everything from a new grain handling system to a complete ban on genetically modified crops in the wake of another GM contamination incident. | File photo

GM wheat discovery prompts calls for changes

Players in the Canadian farm industry are calling for everything from a new grain handling system to a complete ban on genetically modified crops in the wake of another GM contamination incident. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed last week that Roundup Ready wheat volunteers were found growing in an 80-acre field in Oregon. The […] Read more

Education essential for GM wheat to fly

Address critics | Wheat commission says biotech sector has to inform consumers of the benefits

The general manager of the nascent Alberta Wheat Commission says genetically modified wheat is inevitable as a Canadian crop, perhaps within the next decade. Rick Istead told the House of Commons agriculture committee Nov. 20 it will be a necessary development because wheat yields have to in-crease and the crop must become more efficient in […] Read more