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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 ...

August 1, 2013

Grain Growers of Canada celebrates marketing freedom

August 1, 2013 – “It has been a very smooth transition to the free market for wheat and barley,” says Stephen Vandervalk, President of the Grain Growers of Canada. “Along with farmers across western Canada, we are celebrating marketing freedom and the right to choose who we sell our wheat and barley to - just like any other crop.”

“While we are having a prosperous year of good crops, good quality and fairly good prices, one of the biggest benefits of the marketing ...

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 ...

March 21, 2013

Grain Growers of Canada comments on Budget 2013

OTTAWA, March 21, 2013 – Grain Growers of Canada is neutral on the 2013 federal budget. “We are reassured to see this year’s federal budget document does not include any further erosion to agricultural research infrastructure, but we will have to wait and see more details about how previous budget cuts are put into practice before we weigh in one way or the other,” says Stephen Vandervalk, President of the Grain Growers of Canada. “While we realise going forward we will need to ...

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