How long is something novel? - Novel Plants

How Long is Something Novel?

Exploring when regulatory oversight is no longer required In Canada, new plant varieties are regulated based on the final product, not the process used to create the variety. For example, a herbicide-tolerant canola variety is regulated based on the traits that make the new variety novel, not the breeding process Read more…

Holy healthy houseplant batman - GM plants

Holy Healthy Houseplant Batman!

Being indoors doesn’t mean you’re safe from air pollution. Canadian’s spending 90% of their time indoor, which means indoor air quality should be a growing concern for us Canadian. Being indoors so much exposes ourselves to volatile organic carcinogens (VOCs) like chloroform and benzene, which can have negative effects on our health. Research has recently genetically modified an ivy plant to help reduce such VOC exposure, yet its a long way from being your future houseplant.

SAIFood is proudly entering its 5th year of blogging

The Pace of Science Goes Supersonic!

For 4 years SAIFood has been sharing & communicating about sustainable agriculture, innovation & food has been building awareness about agriculture. So, as SAIFood enters into its 5th year of sharing and communicating here’s the top 5 things I’ve noticed in the change sof agriculture.