Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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The first commercial sales of products of a genetically engineered animal, the AquAdvantage salmon, occurred in Canada in 2017. Canadian genetically engineered crop area is estimated at 12.53 million hectares for 2017, up 17 percent from 2016. Canola area reached a record high in 2017, surpassing wheat area for the first time ever. Since the 2016 annual biotechnology report, Canada has approved five new genetically engineered crop varieties: three potatoes and two corn.

Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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