Ottawa, Canada - A private member's bill giving consumers the right to know if the food sold in Canada contains genetically engineered (GE) ingredients was defeated in the House of Commons today by a vote of 101 to 156. The defeat of Bill C-517 effectively protects the economic interests of GE companies like Monsanto over the rights of Canadians to know what they eat.
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I'm very much against GM stuff and I regard it as scandalous that people are being denied the right to know which foods are contaminated with GM ingredients. Most people in Britain do not want GM ingredients in their food (they sometimes refer to it as 'Frankenstein food') but the government does not share this view.