Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.
neonicotinoid seed treatment 32773

Canada to decide on neonicotinoid restrictions this summer

Robert Arnason | 
The fate of two neonicotinoid seed treatments, applied to almost all of the canola and corn seeds in Canada and ...
glyphosate roundup monsanto 38238

Are farmers the key to countering glyphosate fearmongering?

Robert Arnason | 
The public conversation around glyphosate is all flowing in one direction. A cluster of environmental campaigners, organic food activists and ...
Canada gene edit crops 323787

Canadian plant scientists anxiously await word on how gene-edited crops will be regulated

Sean Pratt | 
Canadian breeders and seed technology companies are anxious about how regulators will handle new crops developed through gene editing. Gene ...
greenpeace golden rice gmo 3277097

Viewpoint: Health Canada right to approve GMO Golden Rice as ‘safe for sale’

Health Canada’s decision to approve Golden Rice as safe for sale in Canada is the right move, despite complaints by ...
Canada canola 34537

Neonicotinoid insecticide levels ‘well below’ those toxic to aquatic life in Canada, research shows

Robin Booker | 
A study into the presence of neonicotinoids in Canadian waterways suggests a ban or restriction of neonicotinoid seed treatments is ...
herbicide canola GMO 473274

Non-GMO herbicide-tolerant canola to be grown in Canada this year

Robert Arnason | 
Supporting modern agriculture while also selling into the market for non-genetically modified food seems like a contradiction. But an American ...
GMO herbicide 4327378

What non-farmers should know about the risks and benefits of herbicide-resistant GMO crops

Graham Scoles | 
Editor's note: Graham Scoles is a plant scientist at the University of Saskatchewan While engaging in an online debate around genetically ...
Cargill non-gmo project 163379

Cargill tries to balance science and its embrace of Non-GMO label

Robert Arnason | 
About 9 months ago Cargill sent out a tweet that unintentionally offended, and profoundly offended, thousands of North American farmers ...
Viewpoint: Preaching to the choir won't win over GMO skeptics

Viewpoint: Preaching to the choir won’t win over GMO skeptics

Robert Arnason | 
Editor's note: Robert Arnason is an agriculture journalist. In 2017 I interviewed about 800 to 1,200 people about agriculture, agronomy, ...
Viewpoint: Challenges to glyphosate, neonic safety shows science under attack from 'viral misinformation'

Viewpoint: Challenges to glyphosate, neonic safety shows science under attack from ‘viral misinformation’

Robert Arnason | 
The news of scientific prejudice [in the decision by IARC stating that glyphosate was a likely carcinogen, on top of ...
Opinions on GMOs less swayed by facts as food becomes synonymous with religion

Opinions on GMOs less swayed by facts as food becomes synonymous with religion

Robert Arnason | 
Personal food preferences aren’t really a rational choice. They’re more like an ideology that’s bordering on a religion. ... Gillian ...
Plant scientist: 'Needless and expensive' GMO crop regulations hurt less-developed countries

Plant scientist: ‘Needless and expensive’ GMO crop regulations hurt less-developed countries

Graham Scoles | 
[Editor’s note: Graham Scoles is a plant science professor at the University of Saskatchewan.] About 30 years ago, Canada and other ...
Viewpoint: US Right to Know uses 'big tobacco strategy' to attack, discredit, scare academics

Viewpoint: US Right to Know uses ‘big tobacco strategy’ to attack, discredit, scare academics

Stuart Smyth | 
[Editor's note: Stuart Smyth is a professor in the University of 
Saskatchewan’s agricultural and resource economics department and holds the ...
Canada delays neonicotinoid insecticide ban decision until at least December 2017

Canada delays neonicotinoid insecticide ban decision until at least December 2017

Robert Arnason | 
Health Canada won’t issue a final decision on whether it will ban imidacloprid [until at least December 2017], says a ...
Health Canada's proposed ban of a neonicotinoid pesticide draws criticism

Health Canada’s proposed ban of a neonicotinoid pesticide draws criticism

Robert Arnason | 
In November, Health Canada said that a nation-wide ban of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, was necessary because the chemical is ...
USDA: Organic corn and soy more profitable than conventional crops despite higher costs

USDA: Organic corn and soy more profitable than conventional crops despite higher costs

Sean Pratt | 
Organic corn and soybean production is far more profitable than conventional, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis. The ...

German food policy expert says supermarkets, not consumers, drive demand for GMO-free food

Contrary to what most North American farmers believe, finicky European food trends are not driven by consumer demand or ivory ...
Farmers' view: NYT's GMO analysis ignores environmental benefits of GMO crops

Farmers’ view: NYT’s GMO analysis ignores environmental benefits of GMO crops

Stuart Smyth | 
[Editor’s note: A recent article in the New York Times claims that GMO crops have not lived up to their promises ...
Organic meat, dairy dependent on loosely regulated imported feed

Organic meat, dairy dependent on loosely regulated imported feed

[F]eed for organically raised livestock is pouring into Canada and the United States from other countries. . . . ...
Is EU's anti-GMO stance holding back developing countries?

Is EU’s anti-GMO stance holding back developing countries?

Sean Pratt | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Europe isn’t about to ...

Pending EU decision whether to regulate CRISPR gene editing as GMOs raises trade fears

Robert Arnason | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It appears the European ...

Mandatory GMO labeling bill introduced in Canadian Parliament

Jade Markus | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. An MP has tabled ...

Do GMO crops put more money in farmers’ pockets?

Stuart Smyth | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . .CBAN ...

Canadian Cancer Society gives green light to prudent use of glyphosate

Robert Arnason | 
The Canadian Cancer Society isn’t calling for a ban on glyphosate. The Society says it’s acceptable to use pesticides to ...
Thousands of illnesses linked annually to organic foods

Thousands of illnesses linked annually to organic foods

Dan Yates | 
The World Health Organization used its annual World Health Day to focus on issues of food-borne illnesses and safety risks ...
Globally recognized epidemiologist pans WHO for misinterpreting his glyphosate study

Globally recognized epidemiologist pans WHO for misinterpreting his glyphosate study

Robert Arnason | 
A Canadian toxicologist says the World Health Organization made a critical scientific error in its decision to classify glyphosate as ...

Golden rice will not solve malnutrition or biodiversity loss

Brenda Frick | 
Golden rice is a product of genetically modified technology that is offered as a solution to vitamin D deficiency for ...

Ontario nixes calls for added GM regulations

Barry Wilson | 
The Ontario government has rejected a call from two farmers asking the province to apply tough environmental assessment legislation on ...

Send this to a friend