Canada proposes new limits—but no ban—on neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bees

Canada proposes new limits—but no ban—on neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bees

The [Canadian] federal government has proposed tighter restrictions around two insecticides that are harmful to bees, but stopped short of ...
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Astroplastic: Making tools from human feces could aid space travel

A University of Calgary team has flushed the competition with a project that sets out to convert astronaut poop into ...
Buying local, organic food won't shrink your carbon footprint—but here's what can

Buying local, organic food won’t shrink your carbon footprint—but here’s what can

If you're paying more for local and organic groceries because you care about the environment, here's some bad news: science ...
Canadian glyphosate opponents take aim at usage by local governments

Canadian glyphosate opponents take aim at usage by local governments

In the last two weeks, the [Canadian] municipalities of Upper Miramichi, Moncton, and Petitcodiac have all started to question the ...
At epicenter of GMO salmon debate, Prince Edward Island divided about need for labelling

At epicenter of GMO salmon debate, Prince Edward Island divided about need for labelling

Earlier this month, a public consultation session on food affordability, accessibility, safety and conservation in Charlottetown heard perspectives on GMO ...
Canadian celebrity chef Michael Smith: Debate over GMOs 'disingenuous first world problems'

Canadian celebrity chef Michael Smith: Debate over GMOs ‘disingenuous first world problems’

Celebrity chef Michael Smith came out in support of genetically-modified food at a consultation about Canada's Food Policy. ... "This ...
Fruit fly social behavior could offer insights into how humans interact

Fruit fly social behavior could offer insights into how humans interact

Instead of shooing them away, one Western University researcher is getting up close and personal with fruit flies to determine why ...
Activists claim 'faulty' environmental assessment led to approval of Canadian GMO salmon facility

Activists claim ‘faulty’ environmental assessment led to approval of Canadian GMO salmon facility

It was a faulty environmental assessment process that allowed a company in eastern [Prince Edward Island (P.E.I), Canada] to build ...
Protectionism? Italian farmers 'demonize' Canadian products made from wheat grown using glyphosate

Protectionism? Italian farmers ‘demonize’ Canadian products made from wheat grown using glyphosate

They came from up and down Italy, setting up their protest headquarters just a few dozen cobblestone steps from the ...
Prince Edward Island approves expansion of first North American GE salmon facility

Prince Edward Island approves expansion of first North American GE salmon facility

A [Prince Edward Island] hatchery that will produce genetically modified salmon has received the go-ahead for two 40,000 square-foot buildings to expand ...
GM non-bruising potatoes won't be grown commercially in Canada this year

GM non-bruising potatoes won’t be grown commercially in Canada this year

There will be no commercially grown GMO potatoes on Prince Edward Island [in 2017], according to Simplot Plant Sciences, the ...
US Right to Know calls Canadian researcher and university Monsanto 'sock puppets’ — But finds no financial ties

US Right to Know calls Canadian researcher and university Monsanto ‘sock puppets’ — But finds no financial ties

The University of Saskatchewan and one of its well-known professors are acting like "sock puppets" for agri-business giant Monsanto, says ...
GM salmon farm won't require new federal assessment, Canadian government says

GM salmon farm won’t require new federal assessment, Canadian government says

A plant in eastern [Prince Edwards Island] that plans to produce genetically modified salmon will not require a new federal ...
Canada's health regulator reaffirms glyphosate herbicide neither genotoxic nor carcinogenic

Canada’s health regulator reaffirms glyphosate herbicide neither genotoxic nor carcinogenic

Health Canada says the potential risk to human health and the environment from pesticides containing glyphosate are acceptable, if used ...
In reversal, AquaBounty adds GMO salmon fishery to proposed facility, angering locals in Canada

In reversal, AquaBounty adds GMO salmon fishery to proposed facility, angering locals in Canada

The company that proposed to set up a conventional salmon broodstock facility in Rollo Bay West, has changed its proposal ...
Canada's food regulator finds herbicide glyphosate on 30 percent of samples — But only 1.3 percent above 'acceptable' limit

Canada’s food regulator finds herbicide glyphosate on 30 percent of samples — But only 1.3 percent above ‘acceptable’ limit

Canada's food regulator has found traces of the controversial herbicide glyphosate in nearly 30 percent of about 3,200 food products ...
Afraid of burnt toast? Food expert says it's dangerous to fear modern food

Afraid of burnt toast? Food expert says it’s dangerous to fear modern food

Many foods contain acrylamide, so the chemical can't be avoided, [Joe] Schwarcz [of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal] said ...
Environmentalists pressure Canadian schools to drop food waste webinar because it mentions non-browning GE apple

Environmentalists pressure Canadian schools to drop food waste webinar because it mentions non-browning GE apple

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's profile on the genetically engineered non-browning Arctic Apple and the potential for genetic engineering to ...
Health Canada proposes ban of neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid

Health Canada proposes ban of neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid

Health Canada is proposing a ban on almost all uses of a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide called imidacloprid, saying it is ...

Environmental groups appeal Canadian court ruling upholding approval of GMO salmon

Environmental groups [headed] to court [Oct. 18] to challenge a Federal Court ruling which upheld the government's earlier approval of genetically modified ...
78% of Canadians think tomatoes modified with catfish gene would taste fishy

78% of Canadians think tomatoes modified with catfish gene would taste fishy

A new report commissioned by Health Canada finds Canadians are critical yet overwhelmingly confused about food that has been genetically ...
WHO IARC reviewer reiterates no health concerns for glyphosate safe 'if used as directed'

WHO IARC reviewer reiterates no health concerns for glyphosate safe ‘if used as directed’

A leading Canadian public health official has commended New Brunswick's review of a controversial herbicide . . . Dr. John McLaughlin, ...
Boy's remains, 3-D recreation offer insight into progression of human speech

Boy’s remains, 3-D recreation offer insight into progression of human speech

He was a young boy of about 10 who died in the rugged hills of what is now the southern ...
Commercial gene tests can't predict sports performance

Commercial gene tests can’t predict sports performance

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Commercial genetic testing designed ...

Are antibiotics, plight of gut microbes responsible for obesity epidemic?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Eat less, move more ...

201 strange microbes get DNA profiled

A British Columbia lake that's freshwater on top and salty on the bottom is among nine unusual environments that have ...

Coronavirus patent latest to complicates treatment

The following is an edited excerpt. The outbreak of a novel coronavirus in the Middle East is raising worldwide health ...