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CFIA Certain Canadian Wheat is GM Free

170,000 individual wheat kernels were collected and tested

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The Canadian Food Inspect­ion Agency (CFIA) is confident, based on extensive testing, none of the GM wheat it discovered in southern Alberta last summer has entered Canada’s commercial grain-handling or seed system, reports the Manitoba Co-Operator.

Canada’s wheat registration system played a role in reaching that conclusion.

As of late June, CFIA didn’t know the name of that GM wheat, but it did have its DNA fingerprint, which didn’t match any of the 450 wheats registered in Canada on file with CFIA and the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).

To be sure Canadian wheat exports are GM free, 170,000 individual wheat kernels collected by the CGC from 1,500 Canadian wheat exports from the past three years were tested.

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