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February 27, 2017

Twenty years of genetically engineered crops grown in Canada

This year marks the twentieth year that we have been growing genetically-engineered or “GE” crops here in Canada. During this time, farmers, like me and my family, have experienced first-hand the benefit that these new technologies bring to my business.

Ninety per cent or more of Canadian canola, corn, soybeans and sugar beets are now genetically engineered to provide better control of yield-reducing weeds and pests. This has reduced inputs across the board from lower fuel consumption to more targeted ...

October 3, 2013

Canada’s Grain Producers Welcome Ontario Government Decision

OTTAWA, October 3, 2013 – The Ontario Ministry of the Environment recently rejected calls for new regulations pertaining to the use of Roundup Alfalfa. This is welcome news by members of the Grain Growers of Canada. “The decision to support the existing regulatory framework avoiding duplication acknowledges the rigor of the 2005 food, feed and environmental safety approval,” said Mr. Jim Facette, Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada.

The Ministry of the Environment received an Application for Review under the Environment Bill of Rights ...

April 9, 2013

Grain Growers of Canada disagrees with Anti-GM Day of Protests

OTTAWA, April 9, 2013, - The Grain Growers of Canada and its over 50,000 farmer members have always been strong supporters of new technologies that enable us to farm more sustainably.

“We support Canada’s robust science-based regulatory environment which ensures any new crops or traits are proven safe for human consumption, animal feed and our environment,” said Stephen Vandervalk, President of the Grain Growers of Canada. “While we appreciate that many long-time opponents of progress have concerns, the reality is they have ...

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