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Ask your candidates: Do you support mandatory government safety assessments for all genetically engineered foods and seeds? If elected, would you ensure that all genetically engineered foods and seeds are regulated? New Action Resource! Click here to download the one-page to give to your candidates, or use as background when you ask your question at...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador quietly rocked the agribusiness world with his New Year’s Eve decree to phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate and the cultivation of genetically modified corn. His administration sent an even stronger aftershock two weeks later, clarifying that the government would also phase out GM corn imports in three...
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In the global fight over the future of farming, there is significant news at the start of 2021. Some national governments in Latin America and Africa took historic steps to protect food and farming from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Mexico has banned genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) corn and glyphosate-based herbicides, Peru has extended...
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A US court has ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to approve the GM salmon was unlawful. The decision does not interrupt GM salmon production or sale in the US but requires a new environmental assessment. The court ruled that the FDA ignored the serious environmental consequences of approving GM salmon and...
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