Winnipeg Free Press
April 19, 2010
Just over a decade has passed since the use of genetically modified crops on Prairie farms became widespread.
Although farmers have wholeheartedly embraced them, some of the downsides predicted by early critics — which were pooh-poohed by the experts — have also turned out to be true.
It turns out, cross-contamination does occur between genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops, such as the spread of volunteer herbicide-resistant canola genes into other farmers’ fields.
It can also take place in the lab — as illustrated by the seepage of GM-variety CDC Triffid flax into the Prairie flax seed supply.
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