Where in the world are GE crops?

Through 2015 CBAN will be releasing a series of state of the art reports on GE crops as part of the national GMO Inquiry in Canada.

The first report outlines where GE crops are grown, check it out at:

http://gmoinquiry.ca/where/

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4 responses to “Where in the world are GE crops?

  1. I would like to know what foods that are imported here and sold in grocery stores are likely to be G.M.

  2. Hi Cathy,
    The produce to watch out for from the US that is genetically engineered are: Hawaiian Papaya, small amounts of zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and possibly sweet corn. All meat, unless certified organic or pasture fed only, have been fed GMO grain. Dairy products from the US also contain Bovine Growth Hormone. Besides the GMO crops that Canada grows (corn, soy, canola, and sugar beet), cotton (cottonseed oil) from the US is also GMO.
    I hope this helps.

  3. I can’t eat lentils anymore now. I get the tell-tale sticky/gummy eyes and phlegm. This might be why:

    “RH44 lentil was isolated from a population derived from the seed of several lentil cultivars treated with ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), a substance known to induce point mutations within the genome of organisms. The selection of herbicide tolerant plants was made from whole plants treated with an imidazolinone herbicide. One imidazolinone tolerant plant was selected from this population. Conventional breeding and seed increase techniques were then used to develop the imidazolinone-tolerant line RH44.”

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