Policy

Policy

UPOV to Update Guidance on Essentially Derived Varieties

At a meeting in late October, a committee of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) agreed to revisit...

A Walk Down Memory Lane with Mike Scheffel

Mike Scheffel, managing director of policy and standards for the Canadian Seed Growers' Association, sits down with Marc Zienkiewicz to offer a little history...

ITPGRFA Rejects “Compromise” on Access & Benefit Sharing Enhancements

The Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) concluded its 8th session (GB8) with a rejection...

Study Reveals Consumer Behaviour Toward GM Labeling

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell University study that comes...

Trade War Bruising Could Leave Scars

Economists show the bruises are real and the long-term consequences detrimental, but the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could create additional market access for agriculture. A year ago,...

CSTA to Unveil First Market Development Report

As I’ve noted in this space before, my formal training is in plant cell biology. I got into the trade sphere by looking at...

UPOV to Update Guidance on Essentially Derived Varieties

At a meeting in late October, a committee of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) agreed to revisit...

A Walk Down Memory Lane with Mike Scheffel

Mike Scheffel, managing director of policy and standards for the Canadian Seed Growers' Association, sits down with Marc Zienkiewicz to offer a little history...

ITPGRFA Rejects “Compromise” on Access & Benefit Sharing Enhancements

The Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) concluded its 8th session (GB8) with a rejection...

Study Reveals Consumer Behaviour Toward GM Labeling

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell University study that comes...

Trade War Bruising Could Leave Scars

Economists show the bruises are real and the long-term consequences detrimental, but the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could create additional market access for agriculture. A year ago,...

CSTA to Unveil First Market Development Report

As I’ve noted in this space before, my formal training is in plant cell biology. I got into the trade sphere by looking at...
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