Detection of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant wheat in Alberta
The CFIA has examined an isolated finding of a few genetically modified wheat plants on an access road in southern Alberta. Based on extensive scientific testing, there is no evidence that this GM wheat is present anywhere else other than the isolated site where it was found. This finding presents no risks to food safety.
This page provides more information about this finding and the CFIA's work related to it.
Statements and updates
- Incident Report - Genetically Modified Wheat 2018
- Timeline of key events
- Questions and answers about this GM wheat
Information for producers
- Fact sheet: Safeguarding Canadian Wheat
- Resources and support in managing your operations to stay competitive and prepared for unforeseen situations:
Information for consumers
- Genetically modified foods and other novel foods (Health Canada)
- Labelling of genetically modified foods in Canada
Information for trading partners
- Infographic – How the CFIA tests for GM wheat
- Canadian Grain Commission – Variety identification research and monitoring
- Biotechnology products: Plants that tolerate herbicides
- "Novelty" and plants with novel traits
- Plants with novel traits which are under review or have been approved for confined or unconfined release in Canada
- Unauthorized release:
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