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Plant developers (mostly large biotech companies) will decide for themselves whether their product meets the criteria for regulation.

Comment: CFIA gene editing proposal problematic

The rules being floated are not science based or transparent

Canada is deciding how to regulate gene-edited plants – and is largely proposing not to. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for regulating genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) plants for environmental safety under the Seeds Act Regulations – Part V. These regulations define what is considered a “Plant with Novel Traits” (PNTs)