Genetic tweaks can drastically reduce food waste post-harvest. The Innate® potato is an example of a new crop designed to reduce food waste by being more durable.
Gene editing is another form of genetic engineering that focuses on making precise edits that already exist or could have arisen through conventional plant breeding.
Plant science – and specifically the science of plant breeding – is one of those tools which can help us overcome challenges as a global community.
Tech continues changing how farmers raise animals and grow crops.
Some plant breeding technologies are old, some are comparatively new, but they all help us adapt to challenges – from climate change and food insecurity to nutrition, taste, and food waste.
How does a bright yellow flower turn into a versatile culinary oil? For canola – one of Canada’s most widely grown crops – it starts with a good squeeze.
With the right technology, food can be grown anywhere. Food doesn’t always come from the field – sometimes it can be grown inside.
Insects are common fare in many parts of the world. In recent years, edible insects like crickets and mealworms are gaining in popularity in Canada.
The use and availability of pesticides is regulated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). The PMRA must deem products safe for people and the environment before farmers can use them.
Science and creativity are critical tools for apple growers. These characteristics have fostered more efficient production methods – from genetic tools to new orchard designs.
New variety of sweet potato designed to grow in shorter spring and summer seasons.
The science of crop production is called agronomy. These professionals help farmers fight challenges like insects, weeds and diseases.
Crops can take a big hit from insect pests. To protect them, some farmers take a genetic approach. One of those control tools is the bacterium Bt.
How farmers work to keep crops fungus-free. Fungicides are a type of pesticide used to stop the spread of fungal pathogens.
Farming often means doing many things at once. Historically, this was the main reason two or more generations of a family would work together.
Why do farmers use herbicides?
What herbicides are, and where they fit on the farm.
Farmers and brewers save money, keep organic waste out of the landfill, and produce two valuable food products from one ingredient.