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Wilf Keller

Be bold and dream big, says legendary plant scientist

The father of farmers’ biggest money-maker says crop scientists are just getting started

Wilf Keller isn’t a household name, even in farm circles, but his work has helped pay a lot of mortgages across the Prairies. The Saskatchewan native was the key player in the development of the first genetically modified, herbicide-resistant canola — the most profitable crop Canadian farmers have ever grown. Since 2012, Keller has been […] Read more

Benoit Bizimungu is a scientist working on improved potato varieties for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

This spud’s for you — breeders develop new low-glycemic potato

Low-glycemic potatoes don’t cause a big spike in insulin, which makes it suitable for diabetics

There’s a new spud in town, and it’s made to suit Canada’s growing number of diabetics. The new and as yet unnamed potato has a lower-glycemic-index potential, improved digestibility, and can be enjoyed without creating a big spike of sugar and insulin in the body. “As part of improving the food attributes, we’ve been more […] Read more