“Golden Rice” – GM Vitamin-A Rice

“Golden Rice” – GM Vitamin-A Rice

November 2019 Golden Rice is the name of a rice that has been genetically engineered to produce beta-carotene, which the body can convert into vitamin A. It is being promoted as a solution to the serious problem of vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in countries such as the...
GMO Inquiry: Do We Need GM Crops to Feed the World?

GMO Inquiry: Do We Need GM Crops to Feed the World?

The promise that genetically modified crops can “feed the world” is largely used by the biotechnology industry to encourage widespread acceptance of this controversial technology, but it is disconnected from the complex reality of world hunger and the limitations of...
GMO Inquiry: Are GM Crops and Foods Well Regulated?

GMO Inquiry: Are GM Crops and Foods Well Regulated?

Government regulation determines what genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) foods are on the shelves, and what GM crops and animals can be planted and raised. For twenty years, the Canadian government has been approving genetically modified...
GMO Inquiry: Are GM Crops Better for Farmers?

GMO Inquiry: Are GM Crops Better for Farmers?

The Canadian government does not assess the agronomic and economic impacts of GM crops or evaluate the benefits or risks they pose, and farmers are not consulted before GM crops are approved for growing. Yields in GM and non-GM crops have increased at a similar rate...
GMO Inquiry: Are GM Foods Better for Consumers?

GMO Inquiry: Are GM Foods Better for Consumers?

This third CBAN report tackles the questions that Canadian consumers are still asking, twenty years after the government approved the first genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for human consumption. GM foods have been allowed onto grocery store shelves in Canada...