September 30, 2016
Minister MacAulay, Stop GM Alfalfa
April 2016: A limited amount of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa has been sold, for the first time ever, in Canada for spring 2016 planting. Alfalfa is an important crop for family farmers across Canada and for the production of many organic foods. The contamination risk with GM alfalfa is very high because alfalfa is an insect-pollinated perennial plant with tiny seeds.
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