The story of canola production in Canada is a great example of how private industry investment in breeding and biotechnology, coupled with an industry wide focus on improved agronomic practices, can lead to enhanced farm profitability generated by increased yields.
Canola is a “made–in-Canada” success story. Canola was originally called rapeseed and was produced for the industrial lubricant market from the 1940s to 1960s. In the 1960s, public sector Canadian scientists modified the oil profile to produce “double low rapeseed.” The name of the modified grain in Canada was formally changed to “canola” in 1974.
During these years, the yield … Full Article »
Learning Where Food Comes From
The Made in Manitoba Breakfast program is organized by Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) – Manitoba, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization that works to connect Canadian teachers and students to agriculture.
The program travels across Manitoba feeding students full, hot breakfasts made with products from Manitoba farmers. Before each breakfast, the students take part in an education program that helps them explore the agriculture industry and learn where their food comes from.
“The Made in Manitoba Breakfast program is an exciting and engaging way to connect students of all ages to where their food comes … Full Article »