The Western Canadian Wheat Growers submission on Novel Food regulations focuses on plant breeding.
Health Canada is holding consultations on gene-editing and the need to better understand the technology needed for production and environmental challenges in the future.
A 2017 report identified Canada’s agri-food sector as having great potential to expand economic growth in Canada.
The Wheat Growers are supportive of changes to Canada’s regulatory approach to plant breeding.
The Wheat Growers submission says efforts in plant breeding can help address domestic food, health and environmental challenges.
The group supports access to improved crop varieties with beneficial traits to solve production, health and environmental challenges.