“We can’t go back to zero…” Triffid Flax: a year later

Check out this interview of SaskFlax Director Dave Sefton by Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture http://realagriculture.com/home.php

“Moving ahead requires the development of low level presence policy in Canada…”  Dave Sefton – Director, SaskFlax

 

mapping the Canadian and EU flax supply chain: a systematic analysis to estimate costs associated with AP & Triffid Flax

Centre for Society and Genomic’s “Ten Years After: Mapping the Societal Genomic Landscape” Conference
May 2010
Amsterdam

Smyth&Ryan-AP 2010 Extended Abstract.pdf
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“Market Prospects”: Sefton and Weber on the current flax situation

Dave Sefton (SaskFlax) and Larry Weber (Weber Commodities) on the Triffid Flax situation

Market Prospects – March 20, 2010

http://www.emap.usask.ca/so_player/?fp=MarketProspects/Low/March_20.flv&w=360

Sefton

Genetically modified flax target of bill

“The proposed legislation focuses on the potential harm that occurs when genetically engineered seeds — which are permitted domestically —contaminate a shipment meant for the international market. If Bill C-474 is passed, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency would be required to analyse the potential harm to export markets “before the sale of any new genetically engineered seed is permitted,” the bill reads.”

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/03/16/agriculture-flax-bill.html?ref=rss#ixzz0iMUUPd3q
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/03/16/agriculture-flax-bill.html?…

Matters of Flax: the ongoing Triffid story

“Matters of Flax: the ongoing Triffid story”

I gave a presentation at the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) AGM at the Willows in Saskatoon tonight. Great group, good questions, highly responsive….

Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists
http://www.sia.sk.ca/

SIA TRIFFID March 2010 CDR.pdf
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