Ijaz Rauf is CEO of SolarGrid Energy Inc. and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at York University
The first trans-genetic animal intended for human consumption recently received approval from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in United States and I expect it to be the first approved trans-genetic animal food in Canada. The AquaAdvantage salmon, was first engineered more than 25 years ago by Canadian Scientists. Genetically engineered (GE) plant foods, like soybean, maize, rice, canola and potatoes have already reached the marketplace.
Many food labels in a supermarket constitute information-overload for consumers. However, I have yet to see labels that appraise us about the utilization of GE materials for production of the product. To me and many others, this contravenes our fundamental “right to know” ...continue reading