Tomato genome sequenced For the first time, the genome of the tomato – Solanum lycopersicum – has been decoded, and it becomes an important step toward improving yield, nutrition, disease resistance, taste and colour of the tomato and other crops.
Government of Canada to strengthen food inspection The Government of Canada announced that it is developing a stronger, more comprehensive inspection approach to further strengthen food safety in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking input from stakeholders on ways that Canada's science-based inspection system can be enhanced.
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Herbicide-resistant weeds impacting farmers According to a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of BASF Canada Inc. (BASF), three out of four Canadian growers say herbicide-resistant weeds are impacting their bottom line.
NAFDMA retreat offers inside look at retail farm The North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) will bring its seventh annual Advanced Learning Retreat (ALR) to Tanners Orchard in Speer, Ill., on August 17 to 20.