POP: GMO Wheat in Canada

POP: Yes
Res #: POP 6-01A
Number: 6
Year: 2001
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Health Canada

Point of Privilege Resolution No. 6-01A

WHEREAS, the growing of genetically modified wheat's, also known as transgenic wheat's, could seriously jeopardize present wheat markets; and

WHEREAS, GM wheat may be on the market as soon as 2003 and logistics and segregation systems may not be in place to deal with the introduction of these crops by this time; and

WHEREAS, the growing of GMO wheat's could seriously jeopardize present wheat markets;and

WHEREAS, testing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be carried out by publicly funded research institutions;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that SARM vigorously oppose the registration of GMO wheat's in Canada; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Canada ban the introduction of any and all GMO wheat's into Canada.