WHO IS BEHIND BIOTECHNOLOGY IN CANADA?
by Brewster Kneen and Devlin Kuyek
A New Zealand organic farmer once asked why his government seemed bent on introducing GE crops when it was clear that the vast majority of New Zealanders want nothing to do with them. A similar question was on our minds when we set out to find out how Canada had ended up with a biotech policy that is so at odds with citizens’ priorities. This research reveals the depth of government support of the biotech industry and names nearly two hundred key actors in the behind-the-scenes drama.