Canadian perception of the safety of GM foods for consumption by province 2017

This statistic illustrates consumer perception regarding the safety of consuming genetically modified (GM) foods in Canada in 2017, broken down by province. Some 40 percent respondents in British Columbia perceived GM foods to be generally safe for consumption. Some 54 percent of respondents in Alberta perceived GM foods to be generally safe for consumption.

Consumer opinion on safety of genetically modified (GM) food consumption in Canada as of June 2017, by province

Generally safeGenerally unsafeNot sure
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Release date

August 2017



Survey time period

June 8 to 13, 2017

Number of respondents

1,512 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "In your opinion, is it safe to eat genetically modified (GM) foods?"
* Atlantic Canada comprises of four provinces - New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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