People News The Grain Growers of Canada elected a new president and vice-president following its recent annual general meeting. Each member farm organization appoints a director to the GGC board, from which a five-person executive is elected each yea…

NATIONAL CFIA RECEIVES SUBMISSION OF NOVEL GM SOYThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada have received a submission from Monsanto Canada seeking environmental safety approval for import purposes and livestock feed and food use of a soy …

An in-depth overview of the global seed industry. From plant breeding regulatory progress in Europe to new developments in building a healthier seed industry in Rwanda. Status Europe Good news for agriculture in Europe — the European Parliamen…

UPOV 91: A Win-Win“There’s no real negative impact on farmers,” said Anthony Parker, commissioner of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Plant Breeeders’ Rights office, speaking on the implementation of UPOV ‘91. Parker spoke via satell…

Questions and Answers Three months into 2014, and the alternative service delivery of seed crop inspection is officially a reality. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been busy licensing private seed crop inspection providers. While the full tra…

Canadian Seed Sector Makes a Difference in Africa The seed industry is supporting a project to provide education and agricultural training to Zambian children. Imagine living on less than a dollar a day and needing to find tuition money for your…