NFU calls on CFIA to publish GM wheat test plot sites
The recent discovery in southern Alberta of genetically modified wheat plants with Monsanto’s glyphosate resistance trait has renewed concern about the risk of GMO contamination to Canada’s wheat. Japan and Korea have suspended imports of Canadian wheat pending their own investigation of the situation. Read more
GM wheat contamination incident a reminder of need for better regulation
On June 14, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released information about an incident in Alberta where a small patch of unapproved genetically modified wheat was discovered. Read more
Farmers lose with USA’s, Canada’s approval of Bayer acquisition of Monsanto, says NFU
On May 30, 2018 Canada’s Competition Bureau approved Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto with conditions, one day after the United States Justice Department announced its approval of the deal. Read more
Bayer-Monsanto consolidation – media backgrounder
The Bayer-Monsanto deal will transfer significant seed, pesticide and technology assets to BASF, making BASF a more powerful multinational corporation in seed, digital agriculture and agro-chemicals. Read more
NFU Remembers Shiv Chopra
The National Farmers Union (NFU) offers condolences to the family of Shiv Chopra, who passed away on January 7, 2018. Many will remember him as the Health Canada whistleblower who was fired from his job for speaking out against the use of growth hormones to increase milk production in dairy cattle. Read more
Time for Canadian farmers to stand up for our grain grading system!
US-based lobby groups want to change the Canada Grains Act to allow American grain access to our wheat grading system, or get rid of the grading system altogether. Both options help the multinational grain companies and harm farmers. Read more
Des regroupements d’agriculteurs exhortent le ministre de l’Agriculture à révoquer l’enregistrement des variétés de luzerne génétiquement modifiée
Un groupe d’organisations agricoles du Canada réitère leur demande conjointe à Lawrence MacAulay, ministre fédéral de l’Agriculture et de l’Agroalimentaire, de révoquer l’enregistrement de toutes les variétés de luzerne génétiquement modifiée, afin qu’elles soient retirées du marché jusqu’à ce que l’on ait procédé à une évaluation complète de leur impact économique, et d’établir un protocole d’analyse qui sera appliqué à toutes importations de semences de luzerne cultivées aux États-Unis. Read more
Union Farmer Newsletter: May 2017
Cross border connections – farmers working together for better dairy policy • Proposed Safe Food for Canadians regulations at odds with food policy mandate • Innovation – Product or Knowledge? • Consultation on Cash Ticket Deferrals Read more
Direct Marketing impacts of proposed Safe Food for Canadians regulations
April 18, 2017 Richard Arsenault, Executive Director Domestic Food Safety Systems and Meat Hygiene Directorate Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1400 Merivale Road, Tower 1 Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9 Email: mailto:CFIA-Modernisation-ACIA@inspection.gc.ca Dear Mr. Arsenault: Re: Consultation on Safe Food for Canadians Act proposed regulations The Safe Food for Canadians regulations, as they are currently proposed per Read more