Plant Breeding Innovation Workshop

May 15, 2017
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On May 30, 2017 the Canadian Seed Trade Association, Canada Grains Council and CropLife Canada co-hosted a workshop entitled “Future of Plant Breeding Oversight in Canada”. The workshop brought together more than 60 stakeholders from government, industry and academia, both domestically and internationally. A report from that meeting is now available here.

The delivering partners are committed to following up on these next steps in the near term. For example the CGC has struck an industry working group on plant breeding innovation to build off the workshop results and develop a value chain policy position on PBI for Canada.  This position will elaborate on the need for Canada to develop a consistent and predictable regulatory environment to encourage innovation and maintain trade. If you have further questions on this working group please contact Krista Thomas at krista@canadagrainscouncil.ca.