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We outline basic facts as well as provide in-depth information about the use of genetic engineering (genetically modified organisms or GMOs) and the complex issues that they raise. We provide this information in many different formats, for consumers and farmers. We research many important questions raised by the use of this technology in food and farming, including the potential environmental, social and economic impacts.



Genetically Modified Crops and Herbicides, March 2023

Introduction to the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut, February 2023

How to Avoid Eating GM Salmon: Consumer Guide. Updated February 2023

CBAN’s response to Health Canada’s public relations on GMO regulation, June 2022

Patents on Genome Editing in Canada, March 2022

GM Contamination Update: Animals, February 2022

GM Wheat Update, January 2022

Summary: Health Canada and CFIA propose to exempt many gene-edited GMOs from regulation, November 2021

Briefing: Health Canada and the CFIA should assess the safety of all genetically engineered foods and seeds, October 2021

Update and Summary: Summary of CBAN’s Comments to Health Canada, May 11, 2021

Introduction to Genetic Engineering, May 2021

Product Profile: Corteva – GM Waxy Corn, April 2021

Alert: Proposed Release of Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees in the US and Canada. September 2021

Genetically Modified Crops and Herbicides. December 2020

Introduction to Genome Editing in Food and Farming. July 2020

Market Status Update: GM Foods in Canada – For retailers (Eng/Fr), July 2020

Market Status Update – For Growers: GM Apples and Apple Trees in Canada. July 2020

Genetically Modified Salmon. February 2020

“Golden Rice” Vitamin-A Rice. November 2019

GM Contamination in Canada. Report Summary, March 2019

Stop GM Contamination in Canada – Farmer Brief. November 2018

Identifying and Avoiding GM Sweet Corn Seed in Canada: Grower Guide. Updated October 2018

Genetic Engineering Will Not “Feed the World”. April 2018

International Bulletin – GM Salmon: Update on the status of GM salmon production in Prince Edward Island, Canada. October 2, 2017

Labelling Genetically Modified Foods, May 2017

GM Alfalfa Contamination in the US and Canada. May 2017

GMOs in Canada: At a Glance. May 2017

Will PEI be the site of the world’s first GM fish factory? April 25, 2017

Market Status Update – for growers: GM Apples and GM Apple Trees in Canada. February 2017

GM Crop Data Clarified: Interpreting the ISAAA report, February 2013

Genetically Modified Cotton: February 2013

Séralini et al. GM corn safety study in context – Introduction and basic comparison. September 2012

The Genetically Modified “Non-Browning” Apple. November 2012


Why Your Food Choices Matter. 2020

No GM Fish. February 2020

Intro to Gene Editing. January 2019

CBAN’s Quick Guide to GM Foods

GM Alfalfa Update and Action Handouts:

GMO Inquiry Report Summary Pamphlets:

Why Your Food Choices Matter: A Guide to Local and Ecologically Grown Food


GM Food Chart Postcard: What’s in my fridge?



Where are Genetically Modified Foods?

Articles & Editorials


Briefings to Government