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Consultations on plant breeding innovations stand to pave the way for growth

Ottawa, Ontario – May 20, 2021, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a 120-day public consultation on guidance for determining plants with novel traits. This follows a consultation by Health Canada on new regulatory guidance for novel food focused on plant breeding that launched in March. The policy revisions proposed through these consultations... Read more »
 

Highlights from Budget 2021

The federal government has allocated $100 million as a return to farmers due to the increase in production costs from carbon pricing. Payments are expected to start for Canadian farmers beginning in 2021-22 and are expected to increase over time as the price on pollution goes up in Canada. The budget also promised money to... Read more »

Plant breeding innovation is critical to helping Canadian agriculture realize its full potential

Ottawa, Ontario – On March 25, 2021, the Government of Canada opened a public consultation on new regulatory guidance for novel food focused on plant breeding. The policy revisions proposed through this consultation will have a significant impact on what innovations, such as gene edited crops, come to market in Canada.

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