Advancing Quinoa

Advancing Quinoa

Quinoa is still very much a small niche crop in Canada, but since the United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa, it’s been gathering steam. The ancient South American staple is now being grown commercially in Ontario as well as the three Prairie...
Breathing Life into Flax

Breathing Life into Flax

With only one public breeding program left for the crop in Western Canada, flax researchers are trying to get growers to adopt the latest genetics and help usher in a renaissance for this valuable product. You might forgive Helen Booker for feeling a little lonely...