Report says Canadian GMO escapes common

By Allan Dawson Glacier FarmMedia staff Better regulations are needed to prevent contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). That’s what the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) and the SaskOrganics’ Organic Agriculture Protection Fund committee (OAPF) concludes in a report called GM Contamination in Canada: The failure to contain living modified organisms – incidents and impacts. […]

New organic legislation takes effect in Alberta on April 1

Organic Alberta – New provincial legislation takes effect on April 1, 2019, bolstering consumer confidence in the highly scrutinized organic food industry. With the rise of the “foodie” movement, farm-to-fork, and supporting local, Albertans are becoming more savvy, health-conscious, educated, and selective of their food purchasing. On April 1st, 2019, the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector […]

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U.S. ag secretary calls for mandatory GMO label

OrganicBiz staff Legislation to avoid a patchwork of state laws on labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods should make such labels mandatory, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers in New Orleans on March 4, 2016. Vilsack’s remarks at the Commodity Classic, a U.S. farmers’ trade show and multi-group convention, come as the U.S. Senate […]