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Ian Affleck

Managing Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs for Plant Biotechnology, CropLife Canada

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Q: What is the average crop yield for GMO and nonGMO corn in Canada?

Answered By Ian Affleck - Mar 01, 2016

A: Crop yields in Canada are tracked by Canadian Government via Statistics Canada and Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada. This tracking program does not differentiate between GMO and non GMO commodities however a recent report indicated that GMO corn in Canada contributes an additional 14.7 percent to the national yield average. The greatest indication of their value to the farmer is the overwhelmingly positive adoption of these technologies by Canadian farmers. More than 90 percent of corn planted in Canada are genetically modified.   Farmers have embraced these techn [...]

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Q: What is the average crop yield for GMO and nonGMO soybeans in Canada?

Answered By Ian Affleck - Mar 01, 2016

A: Crop yields in Canada are tracked by Canadian Government via Statistics Canada and Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada. This tracking program does not differentiate between GMO and non GMO commodities however a recent report indicated that GMO soybeans in Canada contribute an additional 8.6 percent to the national yield average. The greatest indication of their value to the farmer is the overwhelmingly positive adoption of these technologies by Canadian farmers. About 80 percent of soybeans planted in Canada are genetically modified. You can see more on how the soybean grow [...]

Environment GMOs & Farmers GMOs Globally