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Video: Good intentions aren't enough — Attempts to protect wild bees has gone awry and an influx of imported honeybees are doing more harm than good to native populations

Video: Good intentions aren’t enough — Attempts to protect wild bees has gone awry and an influx of imported honeybees are doing more harm than good to native populations

Sarah Moore | 
Ron Miksha, a bee ecologist and former commercial beekeeper, is doing research at the University of Calgary about competition between ...
Canada’s plant-based COVID vaccine jumps latest hurdle on way toward approval

Canada’s plant-based COVID vaccine jumps latest hurdle on way toward approval

Mia Rabson | 
Canada's first homegrown vaccine for COVID-19 is showing promising antibody results in hundreds of participants in a Phase 2 trial ...
Skeptical of AquaBounty’s salmon? Nature makes GM fish, too

Skeptical of AquaBounty’s salmon? Nature makes GM fish, too

Emily Chung | 
A new study by Queen's University researchers Laurie Graham and Peter Davies finds "conclusive" evidence for the controversial idea that ...
Manipulation and persuasion: Here’s what goes on inside a $600 COVID conspiracy boot camp

Manipulation and persuasion: Here’s what goes on inside a $600 COVID conspiracy boot camp

Marketplace journalists took part in a U.S. COVID-19 conspiracy "boot camp," where aspiring activists — including the leader of one ...
Author Simon Baron-Cohen on how autism has driven human innovation

Author Simon Baron-Cohen on how autism has driven human innovation

Bob McDonald, Sonya Buyting | 
In [cognitive neuroscientist Simon] Baron-Cohen's new book [The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention], he argues that humans became ...

3D printed vulvas help women and health practitioners better understand the female body

Over the past year, Granville has been creating 3D-printed models of the female anatomy aimed at enhancing training and patient ...

Bayer faces $500 million Monsanto glyphosate-cancer class action suit in Canada

Toronto-based law firm Diamond & Diamond is spearheading a $500 million class action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including pharmaceutical ...
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Canadian contractor alleges glyphosate caused his cancer in new suit against Bayer

Liam Britten | 
[Cliff] Sissons, a 57-year-old man from Cranbrook, B.C., is trying to stay positive after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He ...

Montreal plans to ban glyphosate herbicide despite safety assurances from scientists and pesticide regulators

Montreal plans to ban the use of glyphosate — a commonly used herbicide marketed primarily under the trade name Roundup ...
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Northern Quebec’s Inuit communities appear to be ‘genetically distinct’ from all other populations in the world

Priscilla Hwang | 
Researchers have found that Inuit from northern Quebec are genetically distinct from any present-day population in the world, and say ...
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Plant-based Beyond Burger healthier than beef? Nutrition experts weigh in on popular meat alternative

Sophia Harris | 
Canadians can't get enough of Beyond Meat's plant-based burger that's designed to taste just like beef .... But does Beyond's ...
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Entomologists say urban hobby beekeepers are serious threat to wild bees

There is a downside to the urban beehive boom in Montreal. Entomologists say honey bee hives are a growing threat ...

Canada green lights commercial production of AquAdvantage GMO salmon at Prince Edward Island facility

Kevin Yarr | 
Environment Canada has approved the commercial production of genetically-modified salmon produced in a facility in eastern [Prince Edward Island], says ...
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Ancestry results for identical twins illustrate flaws in consumer genetic testing

Charlsie Agro, Luke Denne | 
One set of identical twins, two different ancestry profiles. At least that's the suggestion from one of the world's largest ...
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Canola farmers push back against Canada’s attempt to ban neonicotinoids

Kyle Bakx | 
Health Canada is following in the European Union’s footsteps as it moves to ban the use of neonic pesticides due ...
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Canada launches new safety review of AquAdvantage GMO salmon

Laura Chapin | 
CBC News has learned AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon is going through a new federal risk assessment. Environment and Climate Change ...
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Claim that Monsanto ‘secretly influenced’ glyphosate research prompts Health Canada to reevaluate Roundup safety

Gil Shochat | 
Health Canada [is] reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada’s most ...
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Korea suspends Canadian wheat and flour sales following discovery of GMO plants in Alberta

South Korea has joined Japan in suspending trade in Canadian wheat following the discovery of a small number of genetically ...
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Canadian beekeepers sue Bayer and Syngenta, blame neonicotinoid manufacturers for bee deaths

Claire Loewen | 
A Quebec class-action lawsuit against two producers of neonicotinoids — commonly used insecticides that have been linked to a declining population of honeybees — ...
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Farmers in Quebec, Canada will now have to get permission to use neonicotinoid insecticides on crops

Quebec is introducing new restrictions on pesticides considered harmful to honeybees. Under the changes, farmers will have to get permission from a certified ...
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Sperm donor children can sometimes track down their once-anonymous dads using consumer DNA tests

Emily Chung, Melanie Glanz, Vik Adhopia | 
There was a time when a man could anonymously donate sperm to a couple or woman trying to conceive and ...

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

Kathleen Harris, Susan Lunn | 
The [Canadian] federal government has proposed tighter restrictions around two insecticides that are harmful to bees, but stopped short of ...
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Scientists fight back against call for moratorium on gene-drive research

Kelly Crowe | 
It sounds like the plot of a science fiction novel: Scientists discover how to eradicate an entire species. Environmentalists want to stop the ...

Astroplastic: Making tools from human feces could aid space travel

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

Emily Chung | 
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

Shane Fowler | 
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

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

Nicole Williams | 
Celebrity chef Michael Smith came out in support of genetically-modified food at a consultation about Canada's Food Policy. ... "This ...
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