Plant breeders have an exciting new tool at their disposal called gene editing. It’s not new anymore, having been around at least five years. It’s really just a suite of technologies that allows us to modify a gene in a desired fashion. We hear a
I felt I had to create a title that would not freak everyone out, but I can tell you that this column has nothing to do with seed. If you want to pass it by, I’ll understand. Everyone has endured a difficult period in his or her life. Difficulty i
The word “sustainability” is used everywhere these days. Our society has reached a point where sustainability isn’t just a theory, it’s the way we must live in order to progress as a society without having severe consequences for our actions.
Variety registration has been a fixture of the Canadian Seeds Regulations since 1923. Its purpose then was to verify the identity of a variety and the approve its proposed name — the same primary purpose as today. Between 1923 and 2015 variety regi