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...
GMO Inquiry: Are GM Crops Better for the Environment?

GMO Inquiry: Are GM Crops Better for the Environment?

In this second report of GMO Inquiry 2015, we investigate the environmental impacts of genetically modified (GM; also called genetically engineered or GE) crops in Canada, and around the world. After 20 years, most of the GM crops grown in Canada are...
GMO Inquiry: Where in the World are GM Crops and Foods?

GMO Inquiry: Where in the World are GM Crops and Foods?

The Canadian government does not monitor where all GM crops/traits are grown in Canada (or even which ones are on the market), and has not established mandatory labelling of GM foods. The numbers in this report are gathered from a variety of sources, including...
The Inevitability of Contamination from GM Alfalfa Release in Ontario

The Inevitability of Contamination from GM Alfalfa Release in Ontario

There are several ways in which this gene flow can occur with alfalfa. These may be broadly divided into three categories: seed escape, pollinator-mediated gene flow, and gene flow through volunteer and feral alfalfa. The biological characteristics of alfalfa conspire...