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Advisory committee to Canadian government urges voluntary GM labels

(Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- The Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee has urged the country's government to avoid mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods and instead encourage voluntary labels. The Committee members regard labels as expensive and impractical.

Read more about the issue in the The Globe and Mail editorial at http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/TGAM/20020828/EGM/Editorials/commentEditorials/commentEditorials_temp/1/1/2/.

The CBAC report can be found at http://www.cbac-cccb.ca

Background information regarding the regulation of genetically modified and other novel foods in Canada and the government's role in protecting the health and safety of Canadians as well as safeguarding the environment can be found on Health Canada's Web site at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca under "Latest Headlines."