Plant breeding is the art and science that improves plant genetics to get traits and characteristics that are beneficial for the specific purpose it is used such as higher yield, better taste, higher diseases resistance, beautiful flowers etc. This is achieved through a variety of techniques ranging from conventional practices such as crossing of parental lines to obtain improved offspring in the next generation to modern molecular tools such as gene editing.
Plant breeding innovation has a long history of success and safe usage. It is essential to increase food security, health and sustainability in Canada. Seeds Canada members are proud to launch hundreds of new and improved varieties for their customers every year and are committed to safe and transparent product launches.
Seeds Canada advocates for a risk and science-based model that fosters innovation for Canadian plant breeders. Please contact Claudio Feulner for more information.
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