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Genetically modified fish: to label or not to label

Labelling of genetically modified foods has been a contentious issue for years.  Europe now requires such labelling, and the U.S recently also requires labelling of certain types of engineered food products. The Canadian government has recently given approval for the» 

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Canada’s first “GM free” cheese products

A Canadian cheesemaker is set to market the first non-genetically modified cheese in this country. Bothwell Cheese of  Winnipeg  says starting in 2017  it will market a line of cheeses that will have been made with milk from cows certified» 

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Another setback for groups opposed to GM salmon

Environmental groups have been very concerned since the government granted approval for the creation of genetically modified salmon. A bio-tech firm established in the maritime province of Prince Edward Island has created a salmon that grows bigger, faster than natural» 

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Major food company going non-GMO

The Danone yogurt company of France, including it’s US subsidiary Dannon, announced it is moving toward reducing and eliminating genetically modified ingredients in its products in a three year programme. About the same time Dannon released its first non-GMO products » 

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Legal appeal of GM salmon decision

A court case is now awaiting a verdict in Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal. The case centres on government approval for the sale of genetically modified salmon as a food for human consumption. Ecojustice lawyers on behalf of environmental groups,» 

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GMO labelling coming to Canada?

Pierre Luc Dusseault says Canadians want to know if their food is genetically modified, or made with GMO ingredients. He is a member of Parliament for the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). He has just introduced a private members bill» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

World’s first GM animal approved for consumers

Ecologists and advocacy groups in Canada are reeling from a Canadian government decision today. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and the Quebec network Vigilance OGM are all expressing concerns over government approval of GM» 

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Unique genetically modified crop, and many questions discovered

Genetically engineered (or genetically modified) crops are touted not only as being safe, but also beneficial. Two widely grown commercial crops have been recently genetically developed to create long-chain omega fatty acids in them. This is unique in that previous»