GM, not Bill C-474, a risk to industryBy Lucy Sharratt
April 3, 2010 Bill C-474 would require that “an analysis of potential harm to export markets be conducted before the sale of any new genetically engineered seed is permitted.” The bill responds to the fact that if GM crops are commercially released in Canada but are not also approved for safety in our export markets, farmers will lose those markets. I have a bit of trouble with this statement in the article, though…. “Zero tolerance is a scientific decision that would be extremely hard for any country to justify overturning.” Adjustments to zero tolerance policies are necessary in order to ensure trade flows and to service economies with needed product. The current shortage of livestock feed sources in the EU is evidence of that.
Here is a collected of comments/quotes from the April 1, 2010 debate on C-474