Glufosinate Tolerant Canola
Glufosinate Tolerant Canola is genetically engineered canola that has had its DNA modified to withstand the herbicide Glufosinate. (Glufosinate is also referred to as Phosphinothricin and it is sold under the brand names Basta and Liberty.) Glufosinate tolerant crops are sold by Bayer CropScience under the brand name "LibertyLink."
- 1995: Health Canada approves the use of oils from glufosinate tolerant canola as a food. However, GT canola is not yet approved to be grown commercially in Canada.
- January 29, 1998: U.S. deregulates AgrEvo's Glufosinate Tolerant Canola, Event T45
- March 22, 1999: U.S. deregulates AgrEvo's Glufosinate Tolerant canola with a Terminator Gene, Events MS8 and RF3
- December 23, 2002: U.S. deregulates Aventis's Glufosinate Tolerant Canola, Canola Event Topas 19/2
- December 23, 2002: U.S. deregulates Aventis's Glufosinate Tolerant Canola with a Terminator Gene, MS1 & RF1/RF2
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- "Canada Approves Pesticide Resistant Canola," World Food Chemical News, Pg. 10 Vol. 1 No. 47 ISSN: 1073-2357, March 8, 1995.
- Determinations of Non-Regulated Status, USDA, Accessed August 9, 2012.