The federal government has jurisdiction to approve or deny foods for production in Canada. The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture respects the federal government's decisions.
The British Columbia government has been clear in its position:
The B.C. government expects businesses operating or selling their products in British Columbia will meet all government requirements.
The responsibility for the evaluation of the safety of genetically engineered products rests with the federal government.
The federal food-safety and environmental evaluation processes for genetically engineered products must be kept current to ensure a safe food supply.
The federal process must be transparent, based on good scientific analysis and acceptable to independent scientists.
The federal government’s process for reviewing genetically engineered products is explained at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/gmf-agm/index-eng.php
The federal government’s rules and requirements regarding the labeling of food products are described at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/labelling/food-labelling-for-industry/method-of-production-claims/genetically-engineered-foods/eng/1333373177199/1333373638071
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