Call for Canadian Grocery Stores to Reject GM Foods Since Parliament Shot Down Labeling Vote

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Groups Call on Grocery Stores to Reject GM Fish and Produce as Parliament Votes Down Mandatory Labeling for GM Foods

OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 – Public interest groups the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Vigilance OGM, are expressing profound disappointment that Members of Parliament voted down Private Member’s Bill C-291 for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) foods.

Polls over twenty years consistently show that over 75 percent of Canadians want GM foods labelled. Health Canada’s 2016 survey put this number at 78 percent.(1)

“Transparency and traceability are missing in Canada when it comes to GM foods,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. “The continued lack of mandatory labeling is an untenable situation for consumers.”

SEE: FDA’s GMO Salmon Approval Happens During Media Spin

The federal government does not track what GM foods are on the market. In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Vigilance OGM are providing information to the public about which

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