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Can GM Crops Feed the World?

The promise that genetically modified crops can “feed the world” is largely used by the biotechnology industry to encourage widespread acceptance of their technology, but it overlooks the real causes of hunger, and disregards the limitations and harmful impacts of GM agriculture. Fact#1: In the U.S. alone, where vast tracts of land are devoted to GMO crops, and the world’s largest and most...
October 2, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: agriculture, Canada, genetically engineered crops, genetically modified crops, genetically modified food, GMO, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent, world hunger

What Foods are GMO?

It has been 15 years since genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods were first introduced into Canada. Currently there are 4 GE crops grown in Canada: Corn Canola Soy Sugar beet The above four crops are either insect resistant (genetically engineered to produce its own internal pesticide and thus regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an insecticide), herbicide...
July 28, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, GE canola, GE corn, GE soy, GE sugar beet, GMO, Kids Right to Know, Rachel Parent

Genetically Modified (GMO) Sweet Corn in Canada

Information for Action from CBAN: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network Genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) sweet corn is being sold in some grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers markets across Canada. GM foods are not labeled, and there are no public statistics to tell us how much GM sweet corn is being grown in Canada. Field Corn, Sweet Corn and Popcorn Sweet...
July 1, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, genetically engineered corn, GMO sweet corn, LibertyLink, Monsanto, Roundup Ready, Syngenta

10 Reasons Why Golden Rice Won’t End World Hunger

Here are five key reasons why Golden Rice will not end world hunger: Golden rice is genetically modified in a lab and has never been proven safe for children’s health or for the environment. People do not have Vitamin A deficiency because rice contains too little Vitamin A, but because their diet has been reduced to eating rice and almost nothing else. Malnourished people are not able...
April 7, 2014 | Read Full Article

Tags: genetically engineered rice, GMO, golden rice, vitamin A deficiency, world hunger

How GMOs Affect our Climate

How GMOs Contribute to Environmental Damages By Dr. Mercola Corn and soy—much of which are genetically engineered—are rapidly overtaking native grasslands in a number of US states. This is a trend that may have a not-so-insignificant impact on our environment and subsequently, our ability to secure our food supply long-term. As discussed in a recent Mother Jones article,1 this conversion...
March 5, 2013 | Read Full Article

Tags: Canada, environmental damage, genetic engineering, genetically modified food, GMO, Kids Right to Know, mono cropping, monoculture, Rachel Parent, roundup ready crop