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The CFIA is proposing to exempt many new GM seeds from regulation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a public consultation on a proposal to exempt many new genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) plants from government regulation for environmental protection. This consultation on GM seed regulation follows a similar proposal from Health Canada that would hand many GM food safety assessments over to product...

These fish stole an antifreeze gene from another fish and became natural GMOs

Evidence suggests gene moved from herring to smelt in process similar to genetic modification in the lab Millions of years before scientists created genetically modified Atlantic salmon with genes from two other fish, nature created genetically modified smelt with a gene from herring, growing evidence shows. And now the Canadian scientists who first proposed that...

Urgent Action: Demand Health Canada regulate all GM foods

Demand mandatory safety assessments for all genetically engineered foods and crops. Take action today. Click here to send your instant letter to the Minister of Health. en français – Passez à l’action : www.rcab.ca/pasdexemptions Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) appear ready to propose removing regulation for some GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Health...

Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Certificate Workshops – Starting March 20

Are you interested in learning more about Holistic Nutrition? CSNN has developed a new certificate workshop called Healthy Eating & Lifestyle. We are happy to offer this certificate workshop on the weekend to better suit potential student’s busy schedules. Here is the Registration Form for your review. This is offered every Saturday afternoon. We hope...

GM Corn Failing

Using genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) insect-resistant (Bt) corn is “gone” as a strategy to manage the corn rootworm pest in Ontario. Farm newspapers are describing a “failure” and “breakdown” of genetically modified corn because the corn rootworm is showing resistance to the Bt toxins in the GM insect-resistant Bt corn. Ontario government advisors...

Corporate Spin on Gene Editing

The biotechnology and pesticide industry lobby group CropLife Canada has just launched a website to promote the new genetic engineering techniques of gene editing, or genome editing. The new industry PR website has been published just before Health Canada is expected to propose that some products of gene editing can skip government regulation. Health Canada...
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