Corn and soybeans grown from genetically modified seed are not unusual - ARCHIVED

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The most widely discussed agricultural topic in recent years is the risks and opportunities presented by food products obtained through biotechnology, especially those derived from genetically modified seeds (GMS). According to the June 2000 survey on field crops, 16% of all soybean acreage in Quebec, and 18% of that in Ontario, was planted with genetically modified seeds. The percentage of corn in both provinces was 27%. Most farms using GMS corn and soybeans are located in Ontario and Quebec where the production of both of these crops is concentrated.

Issue Number: 2001003
Author(s): Hategekimana, Bernard
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PDFMarch 29, 2001