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GM foods: Canadians not fearful, but want to know

A new study by Dalhousie University of Halifax Nova Scotia shows Canadians are divided and confused about genetically modified foods. Sylvian Charlebois (PhD) is the lead author. He is a professor in Food Distribution and Policy, and Dean of the »

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Canada approves GM food for sale elsewhere

The government agency Health Canada has given approval for a new genetically modified (GM) food product.  The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) which promotes the vitamin A enhanced product says it is not intended for sale in this country. This is raising »

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Environmental Protection Act: new recommendations for GMO’s

In a wide ranging review of Canada’s Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) released last week, many recommendations were made for changes to the Act which has remained basically unchanged since 1999. Among them were recommendations regarding the introduction of genetically modified »

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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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Giant bio-chem merger: good for whom?

The proposed merger of two of the world’s biggest bio-tech and chemical companies has made world headlines. The merger, worth $66 billion, will see Bayer AG, involved mostly in chemicals. take over Monsanto Co. which is heavily involved in bio-technology. »

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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 »

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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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Canadian GMO soy producers, EU, and the CETA trade deal

The national association representing the soybean industry in Canada wants to know why the European Union is delaying approval of genetically modified soy products. Soy Canada sent a letter to the European Commission requesting a formal explanation for the EU »