In a letter responding to the opinion piece, “I dream of a GE-free B.C.” published in the Richmond Review last month, CropLife Canada President Lorne Hepworth writes in B.C. Local News:
Canadians have access to one of the safest and most abundant food supplies in the world and part of this is because farmers choose to grow genetically modified crops.
Crops improved through modern plant breeding enjoy a remarkable food safety record, having been grown for well over a decade and eaten by billions of people worldwide. In fact, regulatory agencies around the world as well as highly regarded international organizations like the World Health Organization, have all endorsed the safety of the enhanced crops.
All new crops, including crops that have been genetically modified or engineered, undergo extensive safety reviews by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to ensure they are safe for people, animals and the environment…
Read the full, original story here: “GM crops are not a safety concern”