Health Canada approves first GM fish for human consumption

The in-store product will not be labelled The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and the Quebec network Vigilance OGM are expressing concerns over Health Canada’s approval – announced on May 19 – of the world’s first genetically modified (GM) food animal, a GM Atlantic salmon, for human consumption. Environment … Read more

GM crops wreak havoc with ecosystems and health

GMO BITES by Lucy Sharratt by Lucy Sharratt GMO Inquiry 2015 is proceeding and has now investigated the environmental impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Genetically modified – GM, also called genetically engineered – crops have been a 20-year open-air experiment in Canada. Most of the GM crops grown in Canada are herbicide-tolerant and the … Read more

GMO Bites

“Adopt-a-Retailer” targets GM apples by Lucy Sharratt   • With our government’s approval of the genetically modified (GM) “non-browning” apple in March, and with no labelling of GM foods, it’s time to take action to guarantee a non-GM choice for fruits and vegetables in our communities. It’s easier than you might think. If it gets … Read more

GMO Bites: December 2014

Panama fines GM fish company • The Government of Panama has fined the company AquaBounty for breaching numerous national environmental laws during its ongoing research and development of a genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon. The GM fish eggs were shipped from Canada, provoking fears of environmental contamination in both countries. “This is an incredibly risky … Read more