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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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Prairie Garden Seeds

Jim Ternier of Prairie Garden Seeds has been growing vegetable seeds in Saskatchewan for over 30 years and sells online and at Seedy Saturday events across the Prairies, including Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Yorkton. Jim is a long time … Continue reading

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Mumm’s Sprouting Seed

The small town of Parkside, about an hour North of Saskatoon, a flourishing business has taken over the local curling rink. Mumm’s Sprouting Seed started by growing large fields of alfalfa for seed. Today, they have an incredible variety of … Continue reading

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