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"Neither the CFIA or Health Canada will be carrying out any safety testing as such for this GM wheat submission, as the norm for any submission. All testing and gathering of information is done by the developer of the product in question, based on the information requirements that the CFIA and Health Canada demands..."
Stephen Yarrow, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(Last updated 22 June 2005)

Genetically Modified Food - News

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6 June 2005 - US lobby says world not ready for GM wheat (Reuters)
16 November 2004 - Genetically Modified Wheat is Still a Market Risk (WORC)
17 May 2004 - Keep genetically engineered wheat out of South Africa (BW)
11 May 2004 - Monsanto drops plans for GM wheat (BBC News)
11 May 2004 - Monsanto abandons worldwide GM wheat project (Guardian, UK)
10 May 2004 - Firm Shelves Plans for GM Wheat Crop (PA News)
10 May 2004 - Monsanto drops genetically engineered wheat (Greenpeace)
10 May 2004 - Monsanto drops GM wheat (FoE)
16 April 2004 - GMO ballot measure approved (AP) A ballot measure that would restrict biotech wheat
plantings in North Dakota is ready for circulation, 
Secretary of State Al Jaeger said.
27 March 2004 - Japanese group against biotech wheat (AP)
24 March 2004 - Japanese consumers tell Canada to stop GM wheat (Reuters)
19 March 2004 - Opposition growing to GE wheat, says Canadian wheat board (Reuters)
18 March 2004 - 1 million Japanese say no to GE wheat (CNW)
15 March 2004 - USDA World Survey Shows Reservations Over Biotech Wheat (CD)
27 January 2004 - Monsanto Seeks Support for GMO Wheat (Reuters)I understand where Monsanto is coming from ... At some 
point you have to decide whether or not you consider 
funding research. But they have to understand where growers 
are coming from, too...
13 January 2004 - Roundup Ready wheat may lead to more chemicals (Leader-Post, Canada)
9 January 2004 - Agriculture Canada ends testing of GE wheat developed with Monsanto (CNews)
3 January 2004 - Monsanto delays registry of Roundup Ready wheat (National Post, Canada)

4 December 2003 - Ottawa should reject Monsanto offer (Toronto Star)
20 November 2003 - Monsanto agrees to annual audits on biotech wheat (Reuters)
31 October 2003 - Report says biotech wheat could cut exports in half (AP)
18 September 2003 - Please oppose genetically modified wheat, in solidarity with consumers (NO! GMO, Japan)
10 September 2003 - Japan wheat buyers warn against biotech wheat in US (Reuters)
11 August 2003 - GM wheat could harm Canadian markets (Globe & Mail)
31 July 2003 - Canadian farmers debate GM wheat (BBC News)
27 June 2003 - Monsanto takes on Canada's wheat chief (Financial Times)
19 June 2003 - Wheat board mulls legal action (Reuters)
5 June 2003 - Activists target biotech wheat in Manitoba protest (Reuters)
5 June 2003 - Greenpeace Quarantines Government Research Farm in Manitoba, Canada (Greenpeace)
3 June 2003 - Top UK miller to cut North America wheat if GM okayed (Reuters)
28 May 2003 - Monsanto GMO wheat far from winning market okay (Reuters)
28 May 2003 - Monsanto sticks to GM wheat plans despite CWB protest (just-food.com)
9 May 2003 - Grain exchange directors approve specifying non-GMO wheat (CropChoice News)
4 May 2003 - Farmers not sure they want genetically modified wheat (Star Tribune)
17 April 2003 - Biotech wheat issue is starting to heat up (Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas))
9 April 2003 - German GM wheat trials approved but site sabotaged (Reuters)
25 March 2003 - GM wheat a real 'lemon' (The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon))
17 March 2003 - Farmers want GE wheat barred from U.S. fields (Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News)
15 March 2003 - USDA mulls strict rules for Monsanto biotech wheat (Reuters)
13 March 2003 - Biotech wheat may cut US exports in half - study (Reuters)
13 March 2003 - Groups fear OK of biotech wheat (Washington Times)
12 March 2003 - GM crop trial [wheat] blocked by Federal Court (Swissinfo)
12 March 2003 - Farmers Want to Stop Biotech Wheat (AP)
11 March 2003 - Farmers push for economic analysis of GM wheat introduction (IA State)
11 March 2003 - Groups petition US for moratorium on biotech wheat (Reuters)
5 March 2003 - Farmers Fight to Keep Monsanto's Genetically Modified Wheat Out of Canada (CorpWatch)
11 February 2003 - GM Wheat Won’t Make Dough, Warns Economist (Iowa State University)
4 February 2003 - North Dakota bill would hold firms liable if biotech wheat spreads (AP)
28 January 2003 - Wheat Industry Wrestles with GMO Issues (Reuters)
27 January 2003 - Italian miller to reject genetically modified wheat (St Louis Business Journal)
16 January 2003 - Market loss fears surround Roundup Ready wheat (Manitoba Co-operator)
9 January 2003 - Council will launch an all out attack against GM wheat (Council of Canadians)
9 January 2003 - Monsanto puts GM wheat before regulators (Reuters)
10 October 2002 - GM wheat: an unacceptable crop? (Reuters) A Reuters report on Thursday elaborates on how Asian buyers of US wheat remain largely opposed to the planned
introduction of genetically modified wheat
9 September 2002 - GM Wheat Portends Disaster for Great Plains (AlterNet)
28 August 2002 - European and American Millers Tell U.S. Wheat Associates Board to Go Slow on GM Wheat (AP) 'I cannot tell you how to run your business - but if you do grow genetically modified - or enhanced - wheat, we will not be able to buy any of your wheat - neither the GM nor the conventional.'
31 July 2002 - Delay Is Seen for Genetically Modified Wheat (New York Times)
22 July 2002 - North Dakota Considers Banning Modified Wheat (Progressive Farmer)
15 July 2002 - Wheat Growers Struggle Over Biotech (Farm Progress)
26 June 2002 - Deal made in dough; Monsanto, Spring Wheat bakers sign pact to perfect system to segregate wheats... (Grand Forks Herald)
18 May 2002 - Farmer unveils location of secret GM wheat plots (The Star Phoenix (Saskatoon))
18 April 2002 - World not ready for GM wheat - conference (Reuters)
16 April 2002 - U.S. farm groups unite on transgenic wheat ban (CropChoice News)
29 March 2002 - Farmers Move to Block Modified Wheat (CBC News)
22 March 2002 - Du Pont ditches hybrid wheats (Farmers Weekly)
19 February 2002 - Calvert concerned about GM wheat (Regina Leader Post)
9 February 2002 - GM concern could mar US wheat sales to Egypt (Reuters)
21 November 2001 - Swiss reject bid for open-air GMO wheat test (Reuters)
9 November 2001 - Canadian farmers oppose GM wheat (Crop Choice News)
8 August 2001 - North Dakota farmers could be hit hard by opposition to modified wheat (AP)
1 August 2001 - Federal memo warns against GM wheat (Ottawa Citizen)
1 August 2001 - GM wheat panned by Canadian consumers, farmers (Reuters)
30 July 2001 - Wheat breeder avoids the GMO path (CropChoice News)
3 April 2001 - Wheat Producers want modified seed blocked (National Post Canada)
8 February 2001 - U.S. states seek laws to limit new biotech wheat (Reuters)
30 June 2000 - Wheat Growers Call for Segregation (CropChoice News)
16 February 2000 - US wheat growers eye GMO challenges (Reuters)