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2011-11-05 06:00:00

New television ad calls on Canadians to join the fight to support farmers Campaign gains momentum as thousands of Canadians send letters to MPs WINNIPEG, Nov. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - It's a powerful image:  a giant, 12 tonne steamroller rolling over a field of wheat.  It's an equally powerful message:  'This is how the Harper Government harvests wheat'.   This new television spot, released this morning by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), is sending an...

2011-10-19 09:00:00

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICE Futures Canada, a subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), today announced its intention to introduce new futures contracts for milling wheat, durum wheat and barley if federal legislation providing marketing freedom for farmers is enacted by the Canadian Parliament. The Government of Canada yesterday introduced Bill C-18, which proposes to end the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly for sales and marketing of Canadian wheat and...

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2009-06-02 05:45:00

Farm and environment factions against the genetic modification of wheat are opposing other farm organizations for allowing biotech companies to commercially increase their output. Fifteen groups in Canada, the U.S. and Australia said in a statement that they opposed GMO wheat. This statement, released on Monday, came after the May 14 calls to arms from GM wheat supporters for the coordinated creation of GM wheat. "Genetic engineering for wheat would be a calamity for all wheat farmers,"...