2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Private Member's Bill targets GM crop danger to export markets

CBC News - Manitoba - Genetically modified flax target of bill

Federal NDP Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko has presented a private member's bill to Parliament that would tighten regulations surrounding the sale of genetically engineered seeds on the world market. If passed, the CFIA would be required to analyze the potential harm to export markets "before the sale of any new genetically engineered seed is permitted".  First reading of the bill took place on March 30, 2010, and debate on the bill is set for next Wednesday.

Read Bill C-474 at: An Act respecting the Seeds Regulations (analysis of potential harm).

Atamenenko earlier proposed a bill to ban the use of terminator seeds.  Bill C-353 bore the official name, "An Act to prohibit the release, sale, importation and use of seeds incorporating or altered by variety-genetic use restriction technologies (V-GURTs), also called “terminator technologies”, and to make a consequential amendment to another Act".

Read Bill C-353 at: Terminator Seeds Ban Act.