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Briefings to government

Brief for House of Commons Agriculture Committee hearings on public trust

April 2019. Following testimony from the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network on April 4, 2019. Brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food study on “Public Perception of and Public Trust in the Canadian Agricultural Sector”: Three Recommendations for Building Public Trust in Canadian Regulation of Genetic Engineering.

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GM Alfalfa Contamination in the US and Canada

May 2017. Because alfalfa is a perennial plant pollinated by bees, GM contamination of non-GM alfalfa is unavoidable. This briefing is a summary of the routes of contamination with alfalfa as well as documented GM alfalfa contamination incidents.

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Labelling Genetically Modified Foods

May 2017. Summary of arguments for mandatory labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods in Canada, including polling results. “Mandatory labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods is necessary to provide transparency for Canadians.”

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Will PEI be the site of the world’s first GM fish factory?

April 25, 2017. Just one year after telling the province that its new facility at Rollo Bay would not have any genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) salmon, the company AquaBounty is now asking the PEI government to approve construction of the world’s first GM fish factory.

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GMOs in Canada: At a Glance

May 2017. You can share this briefing with your Member of Parliament, or others. A one-page, double-sided summary of the status of GMOs in Canada and the current issues of concern.    

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CBAN Testimony on GM Animals

CBAN testified at Agriculture Committee hearings on “Genetically Modified Animals for Human Consumption” and provided related information. (October 2016)

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