May 31, 2016
No Legal Contamination from Unsafe GMOs
Stop "Low Level Presence"
Agriculture Canada is proposing to allow contamination of our food supply with genetically engineered foods that have not been approved by Health Canada. The Canadian government wants to allow a percent, 0.2% or higher, of food imports from other countries to be contaminated with genetically modified (GM) foods that have not yet been assessed by Health Canada for safe human consumption. The GM foods will have been approved for safety in at least one other country that Health Canada trusts, but not yet evaluated as safe by our own regulators. The federal government calls this “Low Level Presence” or LLP and argues that this “low level” of contamination from unapproved GM foods is not harmful. Click here for more information on Low Level Presence.
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