Welcome to the Council for Biotechnology Information
The Council for Biotechnology Information communicates science-based information about the benefits and safety of agricultural biotechnology and its contributions to a sustainable food chain. Its members are the leading agricultural biotechnology companies.
Thanks to plant biotechnology, Canadian farmers are growing more food per arable acre with a softer environmental footprint. The promise of drought-tolerant crops in the next five years will help farmers cope with climate variability. With increased global demands for food, feed, fibre and fuel, farmers now have broader options to sell some of their high-yielding crops for alternative uses such as bioplastics or biofuels. This earth-friendly technology has been adopted quickly in Canada and is now viewed as part of the EverGreen Revolution around the world.
According to Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife Canada, "The time is now for Canada to adopt a low level presence policy for genetically modified crops and advocate for other countries to do the same."
There's an enormous infrastructure dedicated to moving grain from farms to consumers around the world. But even the most sophisticated infrastructure can't prevent different crops from potentially coming into contact with one another. Read entire article »