Genetically modified crops: Steady growth in Ontario and Quebec - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 21-004-X20030036482


Since their introduction in the mid-1990s, genetically modified seeds have become increasingly popular among Eastern Canadian corn and soybean producers. These producers use the seeds to limit insect damage to crops, or to provide their crops with a resistance to herbicides that would otherwise kill the plants.

Statistics Canada has collected data on genetically modified soybeans and corn in Quebec and Ontario for the past three years. In its field crop surveys, the Agency has tracked plantings, harvestings, production and expected yields for soybeans and corn grown from genetically modified seeds.

Issue Number: 2003003
Author(s): S-Beaulieu, Martin
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PDFMarch 31, 2003