roundup

Canadian glyphosate-cancer lawsuits against Bayer may proceed regardless of US settlement

.... [T]he agreements, between Bayer and numerous law firms in America, don’t apply to potential class action lawsuits in Canada, ...
Viewpoint: How GMO herbicide-tolerant canola accelerated sustainable farming

Viewpoint: How GMO herbicide-tolerant canola accelerated sustainable farming

Who would have fathomed how significant a day in March 1995 would become in the history of Canadian agriculture? On ...
GMOcanola

GMO herbicide-tolerant canola increased Canadian farm profits $233 million, saved consumers $26 million

Many think that the developers of new technologies are the ones who gain virtually all of the benefits, with consumers ...
fig

Canadian judge rejects activist bid to immediately ban neonicotinoid pesticide Thiamethoxam

Ottawa-Federal Appeal Court Justice Richard Southcott has dismissed an application by environment groups challenging a 24 month phase out of ...
screen shot at pm

Viewpoint: Absolute opposition to GMOs, gene edited crops and pesticides threatens food security and harms the environment

Every time an outspoken pundit calls GMOs categorically unsafe it undermines decades of past and in-progress scientific research and reminds ...
blog cart therapy l

Expensive CAR-T therapy raises difficult question: ‘What is the price of a human life?’

A new type of therapy for certain blood cancers is ingenious but it raises important questions about its cost, both ...
regulation

Biotech industry fears Canada’s uncertain CRISPR crop rules will slow farming innovation

Canada is falling behind other jurisdictions in providing clarity on how it will regulate new crop varieties developed through gene ...
glyphosate trial spray bottle

Vancouver, Toronto continue to battle invasive weeds with Roundup after Health Canada rejects glyphosate-cancer link

The City of Vancouver uses the controversial Roundup herbicide. More than 42,700 Americans sued its maker, Monsanto-Bayer. They say that ...
roundup

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 ...
seed treating x

Neonicotinoid insecticide exposure could harm ground-nesting bees, study suggests

In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at ...
Honey Bee

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 ...
screen shot at am

Canada’s neonicotinoid insecticide rules haven’t hit farmers, and tighter regulations coming?

Health Canada’s April decisions on three neonicotinoid insecticides won’t change much for growers this year — but it also won’t ...
lab grown meat

Lab-grown meat startups see profitable future in Canada

Canadian companies plan to serve up chicken, beef burgers and mouse-meat cat treats in the coming years, all without the ...
capture

Video: Geneticist Pamela Ronald breaks down basics of GMO safety, labeling

Name a food preference and you can likely find items in the supermarket aisles to accommodate your wants and needs: ...
Screen Shot at PM

Canada codifies new neonicotinoid insecticide rules, allows key agricultural use to continue

Health Canada will restrict some uses of neonicotinoid pesticides because of their impact on honeybees and other pollinators, but the ...
milhoparanagua

New North American trade deal boosts US agriculture, fosters biotech innovation, farm group says

When NAFTA was signed more than 25 years ago, it was the best trade deal U.S. agriculture had ever seen ...
capture b

Viewpoint: How the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. fails viewers in its misleading coverage of GMO crops and glyphosate

There is no excuse for such misinformation from Canada's ‘National News Agency.' ...
aqua

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

Environment Canada has approved the commercial production of genetically-modified salmon produced in a facility in eastern [Prince Edward Island], says ...
Screen Shot at AM

Viewpoint: EU neonicotinoid insecticide restrictions could ‘disrupt global trade flows’

Farmers and the agri-chemical industry are criticizing the European Parliament for seeking to export the EU’s stringent standards on pesticides ...
roundup

Trace amounts of glyphosate in Canadian foods spur more questions about safety of Monsanto’s Roundup

Data obtained and analyzed by the CBC show that more than one third of the [food] samples tested by the ...
Screen Shot at AM

Will Canada rethink its proposed ban on neonicotinoid pesticides?

Health Canada scientists have been studying water monitoring data, from across the country, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency may ...
roundup spray

Canada says Monsanto weed killer Roundup unlikely to cause cancer—should consumers be relieved?

Health Canada has delivered some reassuring news for people worried about glyphosate [Monsanto's Roundup] in their food and the environment ...
Seed treating x

Canola farmers push back against Canada’s attempt to ban neonicotinoids

Health Canada is following in the European Union’s footsteps as it moves to ban the use of neonic pesticides due ...
roundup spray

Monsanto Roundup controversy: Glyphosate unlikely to pose cancer risk, Canada confirms

Health Canada’s primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians’ health and the environment. That is why the Department ...
green

Viewpoint: How Canadian farmers beat anti-GMO Greenpeace at its own game

I confess I don’t read that many books in a year – preferring shorter Internet features instead – but I’m ...
AquaBounty Lawsuit just another attempt to delay commercialization of GE salmon strict xxl

Canada launches new safety review of AquAdvantage GMO salmon

CBC News has learned AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon is going through a new federal risk assessment. Environment and Climate Change ...
wheat field

Why some Canadian farmers don’t want glyphosate-tolerant GMO wheat

Delegates attending the Keystone Agriculture Producers’ (KAP) advisory council meeting [in Manitoba] Nov. 12 passed a resolution .... to lobby ...
March Against Monsanto San Francisco e

Let’s approach the GMO conversation with ‘cooler heads’ in 2019

As consumers strive to become more aware of food-production terms and practices, they often bludgeon farmers with a body of ...