Letter: GM crop bans are unnecessary in Canada


Editor’s Note: this letter is a response from Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife Canada, to Victoria News in response to an earlier article, “Metchosin envisions GMO-free Island.” The following is an excerpt.

GM crops are subject to strict regulatory standards, which ensure that Canadians have access to one of the safest food supplies in the world. Extensive safety reviews are completed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to ensure all products of plant biotechnology are safe for people, animals, plants and the environment… GM crops are not a safety concern thanks to rigourous regulatory standards, and therefore do not need to be banned.

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