Canada: Foes of GMOs call for stricter store labelling

With three new genetically engineered foods given the green light to be sold in grocery stores in Canada, opponents of the technology are increasing their demands the products be clearly labelled. “Now is the perfect time to do this so Canadians know exactly what they are eating,” said Lucy Sharratt, coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, a national coalition of 17 groups , based in Ottawa, that have raised concerns about genetically engineered foods. Health Canada has given its approval for the grocery-store sale of a genetically engineered potato, apple and salmon. The problem, Sharratt said, is Canadian consumers have no way of knowing whether they are buying these products because there are no labelling requirements. More

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