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’

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

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

[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

[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

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

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

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

[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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forensic analyst debunks food claims using DNA

Restaurateurs beware: Chris Weland is not the guy you want to serve a bogus meat dish to if he is ...