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Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network
phone: 902 209 4906
email: coordinator@cban.ca

Press Releases

Environmental Groups Call for Seafood Industry Boycott of AquaBounty’s Salmon Eggs to Prevent Mix-Ups at Fish Farms

Canadian and U.S. environmental groups are calling on the aquaculture and seafood industry to boycott AquaBounty’s Atlantic salmon eggs in order to eliminate the risk of any accidental mixing with the company’s genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) Atlantic salmon eggs, produced at the same facility in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The groups are concerned that human error could lead to the inadvertent production of GM salmon in open net-pens and the resultant environmental risk.

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Call to Re-think Genetically Engineered Herbicide-Tolerant Crops

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Prevent Cancer Now are calling for a review of the use of genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) herbicide-tolerant crops in Canada, in response to Monsanto’s request for government approval of a GM corn that can withstand applications of four herbicides, including 2,4-D and dicamba. August 22, 2019.

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First Canadian Case of Insect Resistance to Genetically Engineered Corn Discovered

June 10, 2019. In Nova Scotia, corn farmers are observing that the European corn borer, an insect pest, has developed resistance to the genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) trait designed to kill it. This is the first report in the world of the European corn borer developing resistance to a genetically engineered trait used to confer insect resistance. It is also the first report in Canada of any insect pest developing resistance to a genetically engineered trait.

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Groups Urge Canada to Reject New U.S. Example of GM Food Labelling

December 21, 2018. Canadian public interest and environmental groups are expressing concerns about inadequate and confusing new U.S. government rules to label some genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) foods, and are calling on the federal government to reject this new U.S. example and adopt full, transparent mandatory labelling instead.

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