Canada: Genetically modified food is welcome innovation

| | April 24, 2013
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Innovation is key to keeping Canada’s agricultural sector strong and science-based regulatory systems ensure that such innovations are safe for human health and the environment.

Innovations derived through modern plant breeding help farmers, are good for the environment and they deliver tangible benefits to consumers by way of lower food costs. Agricultural innovation, including plant biotechnology, has played a strong role in that success.

Farmers across Canada and around the world are rapidly accepting new GM traits because they help control threats to productivity such as weeds, insects and disease. These genetically enhanced crops can also reduce or eliminate the need for farmers to plow the land to control weeds, which significantly enriches soil and reduces erosion.

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