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July 2013

Wheat varieties change class as of Aug. 1 – The Western Producer

Snippet from The Western Producer:
Four winter wheat varieties developed at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre in Saskatoon will soon have their wings clipped.
CDC Kestrel, CDC Harrier, CDC Raptor and CDC Clair will be reclassified from the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) wheat class to the Canada Western General Purpose (CWGP) class as of Aug. 1.
The CWGP class…

SaskFlax: Re-constituted Flax Seed Update – No Name Change

Snippet from SaskFlax:

All appears to be on track for launching re-constituted flax seed this fall. However, there is one change to the industry’s original plan.

Due to policies with Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR does not apply on the same product with two different names), the notation “-14” will not be added to the names of CDC Sorrel and CDC Bethune. Re-constituted seed will continue to…

SaskFlax: Rebooting the Industry – From a Processor’s Perspective

Snippet from SaskFlax:

Canada’s flax industry continues to work together to eliminate traces of the genetically modified flaxseed Triffid from the flax supply. Processor stakeholders are working closely with their producer clients as well as implementing best management practices at their facilities with the goal of maintaining Canadian flax as a quality product in the global marketplace,…

CGC changes allow grain firms to test for Triffid – The Western Producer

A snippet from the article via The Western Producer

The grain commission will assure importers the shipment is GM free
Coming changes at the Canadian Grain Commission have led to an amendment of the Triffid testing protocol for flax shipments destined for the European Union.

Rail cars that tested positive for the unapproved genetically modified trait were previously sealed in a bin at…

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