2011 Autumn - Can agriculture manage a genetically modified future

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FPJ0801 - Hursh K, GM Canola in Canada- the pros and cons

Farmers in Western Canada have been growing genetically modified (GM) canola for 15 seasons. Both Monsanto’s Roundup Ready canola and Liberty Link / InVigor canola from Bayer CropScience were introduced in the mid-90s. The acreages of these two herbicide tolerant types of canola have steadily increased, but GM canola has had drawbacks and continues to attract controversy. The other canola system of note, accounting for a declining minority of the Canadian acreage, is Clearfield. While this involves resistance to another type of herbicide chemistry, the resistance trait was developed through mutagenesis and not through transgenics so it isn’t considered to be GM. Interestingly, most Canadian growers are oblivious to this distinction. They choose the system that works best for their farming operation. There is brisk competition in variety improvement within each of the systems and producer choices are greatly influenced by the superiority of varieties, irrespective of system. Canadian canola is not segregated, so no matter what system a producer is using, the production has to go into markets that will accept GM traits.
Hursh, K - GM Canola in Canada: the pros and cons
Farm Policy Journal Autumn 2011,  Volume 8, Number 1, pp. 51-53
 
Biotechnology, GM, GMO, Genetically modified agriculture, Australia

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