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Nov 2, 2016

Why was Canadian media silent?

The Canadian federal courts have dismissed the latest lawsuit and appeal by environmental groups against the GE salmon producer AquaBounty, giving the firm the green light to start commercial production. On October 21st the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by environmental groups Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society against Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Minister of Health and AquaBounty Canada Inc. The Court also ordered the appellants, Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society, to pay one set of costs to the respondent Ministers and one set of costs to AquaBounty Canada Inc. However, despite this decision for AquaBounty, there has been virtually no media coverage in Canada. The mainstream media have largely been silent – yet this would have been completely opposite if the courts had upheld the appeal. Read the article.

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