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Polling 2022

April 2022: According to opinion research conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights for CBAN:

  • A majority of Canadians (54%) are already concerned about the safety of GM foods
  • Canadians oppose by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 (46% to 24%) the proposals to let companies conduct their own safety assessments of some GM foods produced through gene editing (those with no foreign DNA) rather than require independent regulators at Health Canada to assess safety.
  • Confirming a long-standing public demand for transparency on GM foods, 7 in 10 Canadians (68%) say they want the government to make it mandatory for companies to label foods that are genetically modified or contain genetically modified ingredients. Click here to view the history of labelling polls in Canada.

Full polling results, tables, and methodology can be reviewed here.

April 28, 2022 – Press Release: Federal ministers urged to reject proposals to remove government safety checks of some GMOs as new polling confirms most Canadians want public regulation