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Frankenfoods not popular with B.C. residents

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver



Two-thirds of British Columbians do not approve of genetically modified foods, and more than half the population wants the sale of so-called “unnatural” products banned from store shelves, a new poll finds.

The Insights West survey found those in B.C. who had a positive view of GMO foods think it serves as a role to “increase production.” Their Albertan counterparts felt it would end hunger.

“Across the two provinces, those who hold negative views on genetically modified foods tend to look at them as unhealthy,” said Mario Canseco, the pollster’s vice-president.

He added there’s no rules in Canada that require labeling genetically modified foods.

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