GMO-free news from Canada

23.03.2021 |

Gene Editing: Urgent Action Alert

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) appear ready to propose removing regulation for some genetically modified organisms (GMOs). For many months, Health Canada has been developing new draft guidance on how regulators will assess the risks of GMOs (See details below). The proposals could be published any day now. Documents show that these proposals could exempt some genetically engineered foods and crop plants from regulation, particularly those products of certain genome editing or gene editing techniques. Health Canada is talking about allowing companies to make their own safety determinations for some of these GMOs.