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Canadian Organic Standards
Final Questions & Answers

1. Scope

Updated on May 5, 2022
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1.4 Prohibited substances, materials or techniques in organic production and preparation #

Mutagenesis – cisgenesis #

Do seeds resulting from mutagenesis or cisgenenis fall within the Standard’s prohibition of genetic engineering? (255)

Mutagenesis and cisgenesis by way of genetic engineering are prohibited by the Standard (3.31). The use of these techniques is limited to producing plant materials through traditional breeding techniques.

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