Ontario’s Minister of the Environment has denied a request for an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa. The request for an assessment was made by two farmers in Ontario, on behalf of many. The Minister decided that "a new provincial regulation making activities on the sale and distribution of GM seed subject to the EAA [Environmental Assessment Act] would overlap with the existing federal regulation. Therefore, the public interest does not warrant an EBR [Environmental Bill of Rights] review by the ministry."
Read the decision summary
Read the request for an environmental assessment
Related: Canada Kills Genetically Modified Alfalfa - at Least for Now
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Ontario's Environment Minister Vetoes an Environmental Assessment for GM Alfalfa
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