~ Cami Ryan ~Total Utilization of Flax Genomics             (TUFGEN)   University of Saskatchewan       VALGEN, Vancouver ...
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Act I           Triffid Flax               Act II         Triffid’s Demise             Act III    The Resurrection of Trif...
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Canada       China                US       India5      Source: FAO Stats
O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend    The brightest heaven of invention, [this Triffid],         A kingdom for a stag...
Feed Approval                                               Food                                                          ...
‘Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord,    When men are unprepared [for consumers’ response to GM]                    ...
Recall and crush organized       CDC Triffid transported/crushed/destroyed                          CDC Triffid deregister...
What may this mean     That thou, dead [Triffid] corse, again, in complete steel,                       Revisitst thus …  ...
16K tonnes in quarantine July   Sept   Oct       Testing!!!!2009    2009   2009                                           ...
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NPTII marker discovered          FP967 notification on RASFF              Launch of Stewardship Protocol13                ...
Source: Viju etal 201114
 Canada:                                    EU: $30,000,000 (CDN)                          $52,000,000 (CDN)            ...
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“…often gain quick acceptance …and on      occasion they do have direct impacts on               government policy...”    ...
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S. Somers on GM Foods: “fake” and       "loaded with toxins, chemicals”20
“GMO health risks and their impact on     our most precious resource - our children”21
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Klaus Ammann
Questions? Comments?                          Cami RyanDepartments of Plant Science & Bioresource Policy, Business and Eco...
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This presentation documents the rise and fall (trade and industry costs) of Triffid, a genetically modified flax variety that was approved for food and feed approval in two countries.

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Triffid Flax: a drama in three acts

  1. 1. ~ Cami Ryan ~Total Utilization of Flax Genomics (TUFGEN) University of Saskatchewan VALGEN, Vancouver March 2012
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  3. 3. Act I Triffid Flax Act II Triffid’s Demise Act III The Resurrection of Triffid3
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  5. 5. Canada China US India5 Source: FAO Stats
  6. 6. O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, [this Triffid], A kingdom for a stage, princes to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Henry V, Act I6
  7. 7. Feed Approval Food Food/Feed1988 1989 1994 1996 1996/97 1998
  8. 8. ‘Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord, When men are unprepared [for consumers’ response to GM] and look not for it. - Richard III, Act III -8
  9. 9. Recall and crush organized CDC Triffid transported/crushed/destroyed CDC Triffid deregistered2000 2001 9
  10. 10. What may this mean That thou, dead [Triffid] corse, again, in complete steel, Revisitst thus … - Hamlet, Act I -10
  11. 11. 16K tonnes in quarantine July Sept Oct Testing!!!!2009 2009 2009 11
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  13. 13. NPTII marker discovered FP967 notification on RASFF Launch of Stewardship Protocol13 Data Source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture (2011)
  14. 14. Source: Viju etal 201114
  15. 15.  Canada:  EU: $30,000,000 (CDN) $52,000,000 (CDN) > $80,000,000 (calculations based on: Ryan & Smyth 2011; Dayananda 2011) ; (COCERAL Report 2011) 15
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  18. 18. “…often gain quick acceptance …and on occasion they do have direct impacts on government policy...” Paarlberg and Pray (2008)18
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  20. 20. S. Somers on GM Foods: “fake” and "loaded with toxins, chemicals”20
  21. 21. “GMO health risks and their impact on our most precious resource - our children”21
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  23. 23. Klaus Ammann
  24. 24. Questions? Comments? Cami RyanDepartments of Plant Science & Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics University of Saskatchewan Twitter me @DocCamiRyan Blog: http://doccamiryan.wordpress.com/ Acknowledgements: Stuart Smyth TUFGEN team VALGEN SaskFlax Flax Council of Canada 24

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