CFIA finds isolated case of biotech plant product not allowed in Canada

Update: The CFIA has confirmed the discovery of several GM wheat plants in southern Alberta. Here’s the updated story.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be holding a technical briefing this afternoon to provide information on a case of an unapproved biotech plant product being found in Alberta.

The agency describes it as “an isolated finding in Alberta of a plant product of biotechnology not permitted to be grown in Canada,” but no further details have been made public at this time.

The briefing will include representatives from the CFIA, Health Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s market access division.

Several industry groups were briefed on the issue this morning.

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler was scheduled to hold a conference call with media following the CFIA briefing, but the call has been postponed.

 

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