Tag Archives: Plant Breeding

Open Source Seed

A group of scientists, seed growers and breeders have launched a new campaign in an effort to keep seeds in the hands of farmers. The new website was launched with much fanfare, including an interview on CBC radio’s As It Happens. The … Continue reading

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UPOV 91 is coming: corporate control moves beyond seed

The federal government recently announced intentions to enact UPOV 91, claiming that this brings Canada in line with other developed countries. UPOV stands for the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties. Canada currently has ratified UPOV 78, which gives … Continue reading

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The Canadian Gene Bank

Wouldn’t it be cool if Canada had a facility that collected seeds from all across the country and around the world and preserved them in a central facility? Well we have just that. Located on the campus of the University … Continue reading

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