The Canadian Grain Commission’s food safety programs have finally, after years of work, been benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative. CSI had been an accredited service provider for these programs for close to 15 years. We are now the only
Summer is a busy time for everyone in the agricultural community, including CSI. It’s a good time to catch our clients up on what CSI has been busy with over the past few months. We held an in-person training session in Winnipeg on June 5-6 with th
In these days of tense global trade relations, the importance of good communication between nations is paramount. A great example of this is playing out right now with regard to a labelling program administered by CSI for garden/vegetable seed. Since
Efficiency is key in just about every area of our lives, especially in these days of modern technology where we’re used to everything being accessible with the click of a button. I imagine it’s frustrating for people working in the seed industry
Back in November of 2017 I used this space to give some insights on the federal government’s Recognition of Export Grain Analysis by Authorized Laboratories (REGAL) program, which will provide Canadian exporters the option of having their grain sh
At the Canadian Seed Institute, we’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to branch out and seize new opportunities. This year, we did that with some major new initiatives that made headlines and will continue to do so as we move into 2018. The
Back in July I wrote about how the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Part of that celebration is a focus on the value our seed program has delivered to our Registered Seed Establishment (RSE) clients. The very
It’s a big year for the Canadian Seed Institute — our 20th anniversary. I’ve been executive director for almost seven of those years, and I’m very proud of the successes we’ve had over the past two decades and leading right up until today.