Our Canadian Agriculture Success Story

By Robert Wager, Vancouver Island University I’ve had the great pleasure of being a faculty member of the Biology Department of Vancouver Island University for the past 23 years.  My area of research is agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on public outreach.  The world has seen a great change in …

Becoming Club Resistant Root in Western Canada

By: Justin Cay, University of Saskatchewan Student Canola is a large cash crop in Western Canada. While wheat and barley pay the bills, canola makes a profit. According to the Canola Council of Canada, canola contributes $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy annually, providing 250,000 jobs. Of that, $12.22 billion economic …

Bob Dylan Called It, Times Are a Changing

The Prairie Climate Centre presenting you with timely news on your regional climate[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″]Climate change is all around us. Even though this is well-known, planning to live with climate change has been less commonly discussed. In the media, we hear a lot about California’s climate issues and droughts in …

Canada clears Simplot’s spot-resistant GM potato

By Grainews Staff Originally published March 21, 2016, Grainews online Potatoes modified for reduced bruising and black spots, and for lower levels of a chemical linked to health risks in baked spuds or fries, have picked up federal approvals. The plant science arm of U.S. potato giant J.R. Simplot announced Monday …