16 Apr '11, 11am

Canada: National Research Council Disavows #GMO Wheat via @moodindi @OrganicConsumer

Update. Thursday, April 7, 2011: The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) issued a statement to clarify that it has no plans to research genetically modified (GM) wheat. NRC now states: "GM wheat is not an objective of the NRC wheat program. We will be developing a number of tools that will be used to reduce the breeding cycle, increase yield and adapt to climate stresses. GM varieties are not contemplated at this time." The statement was issued to CBAN in response to media stories of April 3 that reported on a leaked memo from the government research agency. "NRC has finally recognized what everyone but Monsanto understands: that GM wheat is unacceptable to farmers and consumers," said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. GM wheat is not grown or eaten anywhere in the world, it has never been on the market. In 2004, Monsanto withdrew requests f...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23016.cfm

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