Highlights / GMO

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

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» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

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» 

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

And then there were three: mega bio-chem merger

Multi-billion dollar Bayer takeover of Monsanto conditionally approved In recent years, multinational chemical and bio-tech companies have engaged in mega mergers. Where once there were eight major entities in the worldwide seed, chemical and development fields,  Dow and Dupont merged,» 

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

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» 

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

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» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Society

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» 

Environment, International, Politics, The Link

The Link Online, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

The LINK Online this week features Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts in studio and Marc Montgomery  with fallout from Donald Trump’s  election victory, GMO salmon and a song from to the iconic Leonard Cohen who died Thursday. What about climate change? Donald Trump» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

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 » 

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

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,» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians and science literacy: We’re No 1…um..maybe not.

This is Science Literacy Week in Canada running from September 19-25th.  The purpose is to celebrate science, highlight scientists and science communicators, demonstrate how exciting science is, and showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian Science. Although libraries, universities, and»