At a glance

GM CANOLA offers new management options to growers, but the best results will require careful long-term management.

Despite marketing concerns, Canadian canola exports are strong and the great majority of Canadian growers see advantages in GM canola Australian growers can check on the reaction to GM canola by producers in Canada, after five years of experience, at www.canola-council.orgl production/gmo_toc.html

The international standard for unintentional mixing of GM with non-GM food ingredients has been set for labelling purposes at 0.5-1 per cent - the practical limit of detection by DNA testing methods. Our studies show that mixing by pollen flow would be 50 times lower than this.