Genetically Modified Food

What Got Elbowed Out Of The News This Week

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada Politics

These developments will touch the lives of Canadians long after the elbow situation dies down.

Carrots Didn't Always Look Like This

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living

Corn, is that you?

This Major Foodmaker Now Backs GMO Labelling

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Business

CEO says company is in "no way disputing the science of GMOs."

Genetically-Modified Salmon: Coming Soon To A Plate Near You?

Ecojustice | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Impact

AquaBounty Inc. sought and was granted approval to manufacture genetically-modified AquAdvantage salmon eggs at a facility in Prince Edward Island, ship those eggs to Panama for grow-out, and then sell the salmon as food in North America. Outcry and opposition was swift, particularly in reaction to news that the FDA will not require genetically-modified salmon to be labelled.

Non-Browning Apples, OK'd In Canada, Spark Debate On GMO Foods

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - As Canadian orchardist Neal Carter watched carrots go from a boring vegetable that people thoughtlessly tossed into soup to a popular on-the...

How Probiotics Could Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe value of good germs has been known for decades. This was epitomized last month when an international group of researchers illustrated how the use of genetically modified probiotics could prevent chronic disease. Using only a specifically designed bacterium, they could prevent obesity in mice giving them a healthier life.

An African Success Story In Canada

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Canada's commitment to Africa is our signature in the world and is the way the world still sees Canada as builders of great institutions. Canada and Canadians need to continue to help reduce human misery and make Africa self-sufficient, free and democratic for once and for all.

How Left-Wing Fundamentalists Slow Down Progress

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

We think of the religious right as fundamentalists, viewing the world through a narrow prism of religious doctrine. We think of people who refer to themselves as Conservatives as fundamentalists -- Stephen Harper and his party. But we rarely, if ever, consider the left-wing progressives as fundamentalists.

Mmm... Frankenfish

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Genetically engineered salmon created in Canada are getting closer to becoming the first transgenic animal to make it onto a menu, after t...

Genetically Modified Breast Milk...From a Cow?

Gerald McEachern | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living
Gerald McEachern

I just read that the Chinese are modifying cow's milk to produce human breast milk. According to a piece on the Natural Society website, "The milk is still undergoing safety tests, but with government permission it will be sold to consumers as a more nutritious dairy drink than cow's milk." I don't know what I could possibly add that you're not already thinking. It's almost as bad at Monsanto's hormone-laden Frankenstein of a milk product.

Genetically-Modified Apple Won't Turn Brown

CBC | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Living

An apple grower in B.C.’s Okanagan region says that despite public resistance, he’s part of an effort to win government approval to market a genet...

World's Leading Genetically Modified Food Maker Faces 'Biopiracy' Charges

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Business

Add a new word to your lexicon: Biopiracy. That’s what U.S.-based agribusiness giant Monsanto has been accused of in India, where the government ...

Small Farms May Be Better for Food Security and Biodiversity

David Suzuki | Posted 08.16.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

Small-scale farming, especially using "organic" methods, is much better in terms of environmental and biodiversity impact. But is it a practical way to feed seven billion people?

E.coli, and Fear of E.coli -- Both Are Dangerous

David Ropeik | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada
David Ropeik

The actual danger E. coli poses to vegetable-eating Europeans is low. But then, we don't just use the scientific evidence to figure out what's dangerous -- risk perception is a mix of facts and feelings.